It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a monarch butterfly, but I found one in our yard Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, it had fallen victim to the lawnmower (or possibly the heat – Saturday was pretty darn warm).
Seymour was lucky enough to see it alive Saturday morning, and I saw another one later in the afternoon. I remember seeing tons of these guys as a kid, and their caterpillars, too, but there was a lot more milkweed around back then.
It’s a shame there aren’t more of these around for my kids to enjoy the way I did.
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In the UK we’re having a nationwide count for these creatures (not to hunt) as their numbers are dwindling alarmingly.
They’re dwindling here, too, as milkweed is being eradicated as a noxious weed. It’s such a shame, because they’re such beautiful creatures. 😦
I’ve seen a lot at the local state parks this summer, but I’d sure like to see more.
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I saw another one this morning as I left for work, but it, too, was dead. 😦