Migrating Monarchs Visit Manchaug Pond

Saturday afternoon before that microburst hit Manchaug Pond, in the beautiful warmth and sunshine at least 30 monarch butterflies stopped in their yearly migration to drink the nector of four plants in my and my neighbor’s perennial flower garden. Sedum Autumn Joy is the plant that drew them to our neighborhood. To see the large orange and black beauties slowly flutter at eye level to land in clutters on the flowers was exciting.

Check out the following links to view beautiful photos, to learn more about Monarch Butterflies as well as the citizens’ tagging program to monitor the migration:

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Danaus-plexippus
http://massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=116
www.monarchwatch.org

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