Monarchs on the Move


The last few nights have been amazing following the Monarchs here in Madison Indiana. It looks like the Monarch Migration is in full swing and looks to be one of the most impressive ones in recent memory.

I really believe I have seen more Monarchs the last few weeks than I have see in my lifetime. One day last week I stood in one spot and gazed over a field of New England Aster and Goldenrod and counted thirty six feeding on the blooms.

But I have heard stories of people just to our north coming across roosts of these magnificent creatures where hundreds have landed for the night, that is what I am looking for! What an incredible sight would that be to behold.

I guess if I keep looking and hitting the fields and woodlots here in Southern Indiana sooner or later I will get my wish and if not it has been an incredible year for photographing and viewing butterflies.

There isn’t too much time left before they will all be gone as the seasons change but it will cool down and the leaves will change and more opportunities will be there for me to get out and photograph all the beauty the area has to offer.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

18 thoughts on “Monarchs on the Move

  1. I missed this post earlier. I was with a friend at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge when we saw a large “swarm” of Monarchs among the Ragweed. We had to look closely to see them among the dense flora, but when they moved, it was quite beautiful. I did manage to get a few decent photos that I will include in my next posting.

  2. I don’t think we have as many of them here in the West, but I have seen more in the past month, too, than ever before. I hope their migration and overwintering in Mexico will not be fraught with too many perils!

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