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Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Magic of Nature

A monarch butterfly getting it's nutrients from my 
freshly bloomed daisies right before 
the thunderstorm, torrential rain, and winds, yesterday... 

Monarch butterflies are known for the incredible mass migration that brings millions of them to California and Mexico each winter.
North American monarchs are the only butterflies that make such a massive journey—up to 3,000 miles. The insects must begin this journey each fall ahead of cold weather, which will kill them if they tarry too long.
Life Cycle
Monarch butterflies begin life as eggs and hatch as larvae that eat their eggshells and, subsequently, the milkweed plants on which they were placed. (Monarchs are dependent on milkweed plants, which larvae eat nearly exclusively.)

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