Monarch Butterfly

Monarch – Danaus plexippus

Recently, I hiked the trails along fields covered with wildflowers in bloom at Myles Standish State Forest and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. What I was delighted to see was some monarch butterflies flitting around and drinking nectar in preparation for the southward migration. This year there has been an increase in the numbers of monarchs visualized. After googling Monarch Butterfly 2017 I found the site Journeys North which studies the Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change https://www.learner.org/jnorth/

Monarch – Danaus plexippus
Monarch – Danaus plexippus
Monarch – Danaus plexippus
Monarch – Danaus plexippus with a white-tailed deer face behind it

This site is free to join and welcomes participants to share field observations across the northern hemisphere, exploring the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. As fall migration of the monarchs is starting, I recommend that you participate in the site and submit your observations.