Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Critters ~ 249 ~

I have seen more butterflies this year than ever before...
and the Monarchs are still hanging around.

These are 4th generation Monarchs, born in August or September.





Monarch Butterflies go through four stages during one life cycle, 
and through four generations in one year.
The first, second and third generations live only 2 - 6 weeks...
while the 4th generation of Monarchs - born in September and October
migrate to warmer climates in winter and live approximately 6 - 8 months.

It is amazing how the four generations of Monarch butterflies works out 
so that the Monarch population can continue to live on throughout the years.

Soon they will be off to Mexico and California where they will enjoy their winter.
I wish them a safe journey!

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18 comments:

  1. Based in my own observations Monarchs appear to have had a very good year.

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  2. Beautiful photos! Your butterfly nursery was very successful!

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  3. They are such amazing creatures, beautifully photographed, Debbie.

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  4. You taught me some things about Monarchs, Debbie, that I did not know. Those are outstanding photos. You have to have one heck of a camera. I can't get close enough to get good pictures.

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  5. Hello, interesting info on the generations of the Monarch. Your photos are beautiful, they are gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for the comment and visit to my blog!

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  6. Great shots, Debbie.
    Farewell, Monarchs!

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  7. Tolle Bilder von den Schmetterlingen.

    Noke

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  8. Lovely and colourful photos. Thanks for the info about their life span. I learn something new.

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  9. Isn't it amazing the ground they cover, you do such a beautiful job capturing them on all different angles. I love the one where you can see the sun shining through, wonderful!

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  10. Beautiful pictures.I love it when a butterfly is in perfect condition.

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  11. Oh my sweet friend, these photos of these beautiful butterflies are spectacular. I really love that you give a history of them too. I always learn so much from you!.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  12. So beautiful. I join in wishing them a safe journey.

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  13. They’re amazing pictures and beautiful butterflies.

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  14. Simply beautiful Debbie …

    All the best Jan

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  15. I too have seen SOOO many butterflies of all kinds this year. I had never seen a monarch on our farm before, but this year we had many. Beautiful phots as per usual.

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  16. I know me too, but then the big rains came in, for an entire week. They're not around so much anymore.

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