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See how the leaves are all ragged? That's because the caterpillar for this splendid butterfly ate it. Now they use isotopes of milkweed to figure out where the Monarchs in Mexico have come from...but once upon a time, when no one knew where they went or how, a Canadian figured out how to make tiny tags to put on Monarch wings and that's how we found out they all go to Mexico. In the fall, all along Lake Ontario, you see hundreds of these butterflies, looking very cool, like they don't have a worry in the world, or a couple thousand miles to go.

if butterfies can go the distance, so can I.
2nd Aug 2007, 05:11   | tags:,

swamprose says:

jealous? there were hummingbirds there too. chasing them around a swamp was hilarious.

I will check on the monarch flight plan. they are part salsa and head to mexico, and avoid codger territory in florida. that much I know.

2nd Aug 2007, 05:29

swamprose says:

how about we go to mexico? I speak really bad spanish. I've always wanted to see the thousands, zillions of them hanging off the pine trees. think about it.

2nd Aug 2007, 05:39

Jigalong says:

These butterflies are called the wonderers in Australia. I wonder if they too travel to Mexico for a meet:)

2nd Aug 2007, 05:52

swamprose says:

g'day mate. too far for butterflies. nice fish you caught, but been wondering if it's a cod, like a cod I know...did it have worms? those here do. and I have caught a boatfull.

2nd Aug 2007, 05:58

Jigalong says:

G'day maaate, There are some fish that are more prone to worms than others, so you do need to check very carefully, especially the bigger ones. I dont believe that there were any on this one, otherwise I might be in a little trouble.

2nd Aug 2007, 06:24

swamprose says:

well it must be a genuine Ozzie cod, because canadian cod, few as we have left, are disgusting with worms. not that we tell anyone who is eating it...

2nd Aug 2007, 06:30

Rick says:

Beautiful pic of a classic butterfly.

2nd Aug 2007, 07:16

beth says:

gorgeous butterfly

2nd Aug 2007, 11:18

Dhamaka NLI says:

have fun, take care, come home

2nd Aug 2007, 13:01

MaggieD says:

Lovely capture

3rd Aug 2007, 09:59

Viv says:


6th Aug 2007, 15:59

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