Monarch Basking

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

In Feburary I took a trip to Santa Cruz, CA to see the over-wintering sites of the Western Monarchs. I was at Lighthouse Point one morning and saw this male Monarch basking in the sun. Notice its faded color & tattered wings. Maybe a predator? No doubt a long hard fight from Canada.

Thumbnail by NorCalSal
Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

Here you see a pair mating. It was funny because they fly so gracefully. Then the male latches on to the female in mid-flight and they both clumsily fall down to earth.

Thumbnail by NorCalSal
Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

Monarch Habitat sign at Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz, Ca. Feb '03.

Thumbnail by NorCalSal
Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

Cool! I haven't seen any butterfly habitat preserved before. I have seen more tattered butterflies than that guy, but he is a little beaten up.

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or register to post.

Upload Images to your reply

    You may upload up to 5 images
    BACK TO TOP