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Old July 24th, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Not a bird,but another Monarch..

I get soo excited when I see them,here are a couple of pics from today..
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Old July 24th, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Beautiful shots of a handsome male. I hope he's finding lots of lovely ladies to hang out with.

Lovely pics, chico!
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Old July 24th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Wow! Stunning pictures Chico2. Colours are so vibrant!
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Old July 25th, 2011, 08:51 AM
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Hazel,how do you know it's a male???
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Old July 25th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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See the black spots (one on the top of each hindwing)? The fems don't have that.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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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.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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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: http://www.fs.fed.us/monarchbutterfl...on/index.shtml

And I only knew about the patches cuz I went to the local nature reserve's kiddy show at their Butterfly House.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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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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