The Monarch. 2019 migration. Danaus plexippus LINNAEUS, 1758 Family - NYMPHALIDAE subfamily - DANAINAE Tribe - DANAINI subtribe - DANAINA. These are migrant monarchs that have flown all the way to Mexico from the US and Canada. #butterly#borboleta
The Monarch Danaus plexippus LINNAEUS, 1758 Family - NYMPHALIDAE subfamily - DANAINAE Tribe - DANAINI subtribe - DANAINA. These are migrant monarchs that have flown all the way to Mexico from the US and Canada. #butterly#borboleta
Sierra Chincua had the smallest butterfly population of the three monarch overwintering sites I visited in Mexico, but the wildflowers and views on the way up were unmatched. #monarchmigration#sierrachincua
Went to walk the #furbaby this #morning and fou d this that has just revealed themselves. Now to have her dry all the way (don't know if it's a she cause she would open all the way lol but that's what I'm going till she does) and to send her off to make more babies
The Monarch Migration Traffic Box Mini-Mural has been installed in San Marcos, Texas and can be found at the intersection of Leah Drive and McCarty Lane. I’m excited to see it when I visit the States in February. Thank you City of San Marcos Arts Commission for selecting Monarch Migration to help create awareness about how important it is to preserve habitat and plant milkweed for migrating Monarch butterflies. For the press release please visit https://bit.ly/2FvVhTU . #monarchmigration#trafficboxminimural
These little guys have gotten such an outpour of #love and concern. It warms my heart how many people were so quick to want to #help and reach out. With all the help my and I are going to try a few today and I'm waiting to hear back from a few people. I just want to thank everyone that has reached out to help and I can not remember all of you but you know who you are. Yall have showed me that we are capable of so much more than pain and destruction, by the love ...
Happy #monarchmonday! Here is a monarch that we raised on our porch last summer right before we set it free in our garden. We want to remind you that we still have monarch chrysalis enamel pins in our shop. And that two dollars of every purchase is donated to help monarch conservation efforts. So, if you haven't check them out yet, hit that link in our bio! Hope you're having a wonderful Monday!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #monarch
Oh no! I have way too many #catapillar babies and not enough #milkweed what you see is LITERALLY all that was left. These guys were found running in the yard looking for and there are at least another 50 outside. If there is anyone close by that has plants and wants babies PLEASE LET ME KNOW
Those are not leaves on the tree in the center photo. They are thousands of Monarchs hanging on the Oyamel for tree, overwintering in Mexico. The surrounding photos are of the flowers that they feed on the occasional sunny days that they“wake up”from their roosts. An amazing experience for me! #monarchbutterfly#mexico
Those strange masses hanging high in the trees? Butterflies, of course! Monarchs fly south to Mexico to spend the winter, where they gather in huge clusters in the branches of oyamel fir trees. These are rare habitats, limited to 12 mountains in Mexico's transvolcanic belt, averaging 10,000 feet in elevation. It is difficult to fathom exactly how many butterflies must be sheltering in these trees. Each butterfly weighs less than one gram, about the same as a paperclip. They cling on to each other in huge chains heavy enough to bend and sometimes even break the branches they hang ...
Thank you so much for all your support for our monarch chrysalis enamel pin! We are excited to be able to raise money for the monarchs! We hope that those of you that have gotten your pins already will share pictures (and tag us!) and of course strike up conversations about monarch conservation! 💚🌱🦋⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #monarchs#monarchbutterfly
Hard to believe this was one of my first photographs of the monarch butterfly migration, 16 years ago. Oddly enough it’s still one of my favorite shots...and on a 4 mega pixel “state of the art” camera no less. . . #monarchbutterfly#butterfliesofig
Butterflies connect me with my mom and the beach is my happy place so went to see the Monarch migration as a long shot after the big storm but one flew with me in the grove. 🦋 ❤️ and the beach was gorgeous. #imissmymom#monarchmigration
Two elementary school teachers from the United States, Mireille Hess and Trevor Hance (@trevorhance), visited Mexico's butterfly sanctuaries last week as their award for winning Nat Hab's 2019 Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Grant. . Tap the link in our bio to find out more about these outstanding environmental educators at www.nathab.com/monarchgrant . . . . . #conservationeducation#butterflymigration @visitmexico @visitmichoacan @travelleisuremx @world_wildlife @wwf_mexico @greenfieldschools @roundrockisd
More monarch perfection from Michoacan 🦋 After mating here, the male dies and the female migrates north to lay her eggs. She then dies shortly after. Their lifecyle is only 8 months. . . . #wildwoodsfoundation#wildwoodsla
Ferox has been quiet on IG since the new year. I’ve been contemplative while coming back down to earth after our incredible trip to see the overwintering site for the Monarch butterfly. A trip that meant so VERY much to me. It was a pilgrimage, truly. Our world is a breathtaking place and this natural phenomenon was more than I could have ever imagined. I feel SO lucky and humbled. We met so many amazing people along the way, who shared with us - parts of themselves, their cultures and their lives. I can’t wait to tell these stories with ...
The “Callie Wing” Sand, Burnt Umber, Forest Green and Deep Blue Earth tones bring this beautiful pair together. We add a touch of Gold, these wings are gorgeous for any occasion. On sale 20% off at our Etsy shop (link in bio). : : : : @havenart_live #jointhemigration#havensisters
Enjoying a cuppa coffee with “ #10”, my newest Monarch friend. She emerged from her chrysalis early Saturday morning, but due to rainstorms and chilly temps, I haven’t been able to release her yet. Wishing you all a fabulous day. Make it count!! ❤️🦋😊 #monarchmom
In the spirit of respect and echoing the concerns of @franslanting in his latest post on the ever decreasing populations of migrating Monarch Butterflies,.. here's my contribution. I too have seen an alarming decrease over the decades. They are similar to frogs in respect to their sensitivity to environmental changes. Changes that seem to be ignored or flat out denied. The opposition and silence towards climate change and environmental concerns is more prevalent than I've ever seen in my lifetime especially with today's politicians. How can caring for the well being of this fragile, tiny space we all share be ...
Did you know that millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to the mountain highlands of C. Mexico each year in a 3 day span from Oct 31 - Nov 2. 11/2 is the “Day of the Dead” in Mexico, a day in which three Christian holy days are celebrated. Imagine millions of Monarchs arriving. #mexico#mexico_amazing gram
On January 31 it’s my bday, and i’m gonna spend it on the Santuaries in Estado de México and Angangueo in Michoacan🐛⭐️So excited to visit the home of monarchs!! 🌲🌳 The most important Santuaries in México are: (i’m going to the first 4) Santuario Sierra Chincua, Angangueo, Michoacán. Santuario el Rosario, Angangueo, Michoacán. Santuario El Capulín, Cerro Pelón, Estado de México. Santuario La Mesa, San José del Rincón, Estado de México. I already went to Piedra Herrada, Temascaltepec, Estado de México. **Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada ...
🐛🦋 New in the shop! Our monarch chrysalis enamel pin is here! 🐛🦋 Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Monarch Joint Venture to help their monarch conservation efforts. Check out the link in our bio to order yours!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #monarchs#monarch
In the name of love⭐️🐱 Tom always try to haunt them, but never hurt, I feel that he understands that we take care of them, He is my beautiful baby lion **Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦** #vuelomonarca#garden
So this little guy was by my front door this #afternoon when I left for my #workout so I decided to take him with me. He has a deformity to hit butt and can't really fly so I didn't think he would ever truly take off. So I took him to the with me and he stayed with me for about 1/2 a mile when I saw a family with a bunch of kids playing and thought I should just leave him with them. It was a and as I started walking up the mom gave me ...
Today my last monarch of this winter Rick flew away, just feelings of gratitude of this unique experience🌿🌿 All the work is worth it, just to hold them for few moments 🐛❤️ Farewell Rick 🌤 Next monarchs visit it’s on march or april when they start flying back to Canada!@pointpeleenationalparkcanada **Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦** #vuelomonarca#garden
I just got the Seeds for next Season🌿🐛🐝 On February i’m gonna start with 35,000 asclepias and 33,000 variaty for bees, Let’s save them too!!🐝🐝🐝**Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦** #bees#butterflies
Last 3 boys of this winter and Tom🐛🌧❄️ Almost free to travel to the Santuaries🤓 **Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦** #vuelomonarca#cat
Look who’s the guardian now, little Krishna with George and Stephen! They’re staying inside because is still 11 degrees and rainny🌧🌧 We need some sun!🌤George was a good friend and in these days was his bday, it’s in his honor❤️ And I admire Stephen Hawking, so that’s the reason of their names⭐️ #vuelomonarca#cat
Monarch butterfly migration: every year millions of Monarch butterflies migrate 3,000 miles from the Northern US and Canada to reach their overwintering grounds in the Oyamel fir trees located in a few mountains of central Mexico. Several generations of Monarch make the journey north stopping in Texas to breed and produce generations for the next leg of the journey, a super monarch makes the entire journey south to Mexico returning to the same tree each year 🤯 #monarchbutterfly#monarchmigration
Would you bike 10,000 miles tracking the great butterfly migration?? Meet cyclist, Sara Dykman who biked from Central Mexico to Canada & back to track the migration of monarch butterflies when I interview her on this morning, Thursday, January 10th at 10 a.m. ET on Facebook. You can check it out here: www.facebook.com/jimdodsonlaw 🚴♀️🚴♂️🦋🚴♂️🚴♀️
La Monarca is available in our shop! Link is in our bio❤ . . 🦋Monarchs have always had a special place in our heart. This is our first Charity pin where donations will go to SaveOurMonarchs organization and a local one in Michoacan, México . . . . . . . . . . . . #monarch#monarchs
✨Expansion and unfolding takes time before one can take flight.✨ . . Monarch unfolding and drying wings on the front yard’s desert marigolds (native flower that ranges from the Southwest to Mexíco) which offers nectar to various pollinator species! 💚PSA: If you’re growing tropical milkweed and not native milkweed consider cutting down during winter to encourage natural migration and to not increase the risk of OE (ophryocystis elektroscirrha) a destructive free-living parasite that feeds on organic matter. When you encourage winter feeding with tropical milkweed that blooms year round you raise the chances of OE infection. For more information visit: ...
Newborn, and she has the 2 points so it’s a boy, it’s a rainny day so it’s gonna wait until get some sun🐛🌧🌧**Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦** #garden#butterflies
We received our first garden catalog of the year in the mail! You know what that means...garden planning season has started! We usually try to add a few new varieties of native plants to our yard each year (as well as filling out areas we've already established with some of the basics) What garden plans do you all have cooking? We'd love to hear about some great native plants you've come across. And of course we hope you have some milkweed on your lists! 🦋🐛🌱 . . . #monarchs#monarchmigration ...
A little something special for today’s post— my 100th post & 1st post of the year. This sequence follows the metamorphosis of a single monarch from caterpillar to adult. I was lucky enough to capture the same individual’s pupation and eclosion, though by lucky, I mean I did a lot of sitting and waiting. September 2015 - Middletown, Connecticut #monarch#monarchbutterfly @nikonusa
My brother Pedro and Freddie hanging out before leaving⭐️🌤 Gracias @la_puerta_del_om for helping as an airport of monarchs🐛🐛 Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦 #vuelomonarca#lapuertadelom
Migrating monarchs are taking a shorter trip: stopping in Florida instead of making it all the way to Mexico. ⠀⠀ • Researchers think this might be because their fat stores and other resources won’t allow the butterflies to make it further. ⠀⠀ • Luckily for the monarchs, Florida’s climate is perfect for year-round living. ⠀⠀ • Photos of field research from Hannah Vander Zanden, study author from the University of Florida. ⠀⠀ • READ MORE: CBC.ca/1.4968701 ⠀⠀ • #butterflies#monarchs
Farewell Tim, straight to the santuaries🐛⭐️ In honor of Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii! @pointpeleenationalparkcanada Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦 #vuelomonarca#garden
Bonjour baby🌤 Can u see the 2 point in his under wings? Just males have it so you can find out if is he or she🐛🐛 Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦 #vuelomonarca#garden
You will never fly alone🐛🐛 Gracias @la_puerta_del_om for helping as an airport of monarchs⭐️ Helping monarchs on their way to get to the santuaries in México, and in their way back to Canada 🇲🇽🇨🇦 #vuelomonarca#lapuertadelom
We started off our New Year by checking off a #bucketlist item of visiting the monarch butterflies in Mexico. This picture was taken in a meadow about a half hour walk from the peak of the hill where the concentration of butterflies was greatest. They would congregate in the pools of sunshine. If ever you have the chance, this is a sight not to be missed. Also consider planting appropriate milkweeds and eschewing pesticides as the monarch populations are dwindling at a horrifying rate and can use all the help they can get! #monarchbutterfly ...