5/25/13

monarchs

I thought our weather had messed up the monarchs' breeding patterns until I did a little research and found out that there are several generations and not all of them migrate. I was absolutely astounded to find these hanging in a sunny spot on trees in a park in Hawera.





18 comments:

Karin M. said...

Wow....das ist ja fantastisch...so viele kleine Schmetterlinge...super...
Liebe Grüße, Karin

Louise said...

Gorgeous photos, I didn't know NZ had so many Monarchs.

Unknown said...

Lovely pictures, I love butterflies!

A wondering star said...

Beautiful pictures, Monarch butterfly is fascinating. You are so lucky two have such wonderful nature in your land.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Just WOW - I've never seen so many in one place --lovely

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I have never seen so many butterflies clustered together like that, even having gone to a butterfly garden -- so cool!

Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Beautiful photos! I love Monarchs...and I was just talking about them with my daughter the other day, because of a picture book by Leo Politi, called The Butterflies Come. It featured the Monarchs that descended in Monterey, CA.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Christine Harding said...

As others have already said, WOW! I've never seen so many butterflies in one spot. That is beautiful. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/hfGhV

shirley said...

Truly amazing! I have never encountered so many butterflies at once (unless it was in a butterfly house). Wonderful!

Kirsten said...

Wow! I always thought they were kind of solitary creatures, but it looks like they're having a party! :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These photos are amazing. I've been so interested in butterflies this Spring. I read a book about the migration! Sweet hugs!

BernieH said...

My goodness. What a fabulous sight! I've never ever seen so many butterflies in one place before.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Betty, this is the most beautiful post!! I am in absolute awe! This deserves to be sent to a nature magazine or something...it is fantastic.

Susan Lindquist said...

So cool! PS I love your post, too!

Brona said...

Wow! What a great find. Beautiful pictures :-)

Deanna said...

Oh my, I have never seen so many monarchs in one place...great captures!!

westmetromommy said...

I showed these to my 4 year old daughter and she loves them! Thanks for stopping by Saturday Snapshot!

Unknown said...

Lovely monarchs. Though more than two would probably freak me out. :)