Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My wife did a little research about this year's migration of the monarch butterfly and she found that they missed us by many hundreds of miles. For some reason the took a route that was west of the flooded Missouri River this year. The temperatures and weather apparently effects the movement of the group of butterflies as they travel south to Mexico.
We did have a dozen or so yesterday out on the zinnia flowers. It was, I suppose, what one would call a minor migration. They were headed south but they were a small bunch and really are late by three weeks or more. Maybe next year they will decide to come through Iowa again as they have so many years.
My wife took this wonderful shot a month ago when we had just a few hanging around for the summer.
The red leaves are always my favorite on the maple trees. I am not looking forward to them being gone as I really don't think I am ready for winter.
Thanks for stopping by and take care.