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Sep 27, 2008

Monarch Butterflies

On the Saturday before Labor Day, we went out to the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge for a walk. The first critter that I came across was a monarch butterfly. The first two images are the same butterfly. However, I am not sure if the third photo is of the same butterfly. I think it might possibly be the same one in all three photos. I remember feeling as though I was chasing the poor thing. I would see a monarch flying and it seemed as though I could never catch up to it except these two different times. It kept flying just ahead of me.

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ChrisC and JonJ said...


ratmammy said...

these are very beautiful photos! thanks for visiting!

storyteller said...

These Monarch Butterfly photos are lovely!
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I understand they will be moving south any time soon. You'll miss them.

Reader Wil said...

All three photos are great!

bobbie said...

Butterflies are my passion. Monarchs are so very beautiful. Your photos are wonderful.

AppleDebbie said...

Gorgeous photos... the wings look like stained glass! Wonderful post!

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lisaschaos said...

They are such beautiful flutterers! >:)

Faye Pekas said...

Butterflies are so beautiful.. like living jewels. Nice critters :)

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing. Pls stop by both my blogs for double the Critters!



Misty Dawn said...

Beautiful photos. I've seen a LOT of Monarchs around here lately. They must be migrating.

ChrissyM said...


April said...

I think the Monarch Butterfly is very beautiful - I wish we had them here. Thanks for sharing your pictures from your walk. 'Shiawassee' - an interesting name.

Thanks so much for mentioning my flower blog - I like your quote too. Just visit when you can, Christy. I'll be back as well.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

It is fine even if you chased it. I like Monarchs because they are one of the few that will land long enough for me to take a picture, though the sight of one at my house is extremely rare. (One or two in 6 years.)

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