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chico2 July 24th, 2011 04:20 PM

Not a bird,but another Monarch..
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I get soo excited when I see them,here are a couple of pics from today..

hazelrunpack July 24th, 2011 05:20 PM

Beautiful shots of a handsome male. I hope he's finding lots of lovely ladies to hang out with. :D

Lovely pics, chico!

Dee-O-Gee July 24th, 2011 09:11 PM

Wow! Stunning pictures Chico2. Colours are so vibrant! :lovestruck:

chico2 July 25th, 2011 08:51 AM

Hazel,how do you know it's a male???

hazelrunpack July 25th, 2011 09:17 AM

See the black spots (one on the top of each hindwing)? The fems don't have that.

Dog Dancer July 26th, 2011 12:45 PM

Hazel - you know everything!! Great pics Chico. I don't think I've seen any Monarch's out in BC since I've been here. Maybe they don't come this far West - Hazel?? I know we had them back East when I was a kid.

hazelrunpack July 26th, 2011 12:56 PM

There is a small western population that winters on the west coast (California) somewhere. Here's a link about the migration routes...but they aren't very specific about where they overwinter or how far north they end up during summer: [URL=""][/URL]

And I only knew about the patches cuz I went to the local nature reserve's kiddy show at their Butterfly House. :laughing:

Marty11 July 26th, 2011 01:03 PM

BEAUTIFUL PICS :thumbs up Great photography!!!

Goldfields July 26th, 2011 08:29 PM

I ditto what DD said, you knew everything, Hazel. Glad someone does. :)

Beautiful photo's , Chico, that last one is worthy of an entry in any photography comp..

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