Saturday, September 19, 2009

Monarch Butterfly

Butterflies.  Since I was a child I'd stand with a big gaping smile while I watch them glide by.   In South Florida, we get the pleasure of seeing them all year around.

This beautiful specimen of a male Monarch Butterfly came through metamorphosis in April of 2009. 

My godmother was kind enough to give me some Mexican Milkweed Seeds that I spread all over the back yard.  Some actually grew into plants that have bright red flowers.  Sometimes the caterpillars will allow them to grow otherwise, they're sticks waiting for the next caterpillars to land and feast. 
Either way, I am more than happy to share the back yard with these beautiful creatures.

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