Friday, August 08, 2008

Monarch Butterflies

It has been a scary summer - until about a week and a half ago I had seen only one, flitting through the backyard, ignoring my sumptuous milkweed plants.

But in the last ten days, I have now started seeing them, in Toronto, both down at the Beach and up in my neighbourhood, in London, Ontario, and last weekend in port Stanley. I am still disappointed that I have yet to see an egg, either in my backyard, or down at Ashbridge's Bay, where the milkweed population is amazing.

For a variety of reasons I will miss the migration this year - last year produced such a thrill. Oh well.

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