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Magnificent Monarch


Magnificent Monarch

This monarch was just released. I raised it in my kindergarten class. It is sipping nectar from a butterfly bush in my garden.



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Excellent.

6 Aug, 2008

 

Stunning Pic&Butterfly :D

6 Aug, 2008

 

fantastic photo

6 Aug, 2008

 

We did this one year with our kids. It was so much fun and they really learned a lot! KUGW! Ready!!

6 Aug, 2008

 

Beautiful photo

6 Aug, 2008

 

I have been raising and releasing monarchs for over 22 years. I never tire of the miracle. It's so exciting every year.My own children loved it. Now that they are grown up, I share it with my little kindergarteners.

7 Aug, 2008

 

So lovely....great photo.
Wohibuli....what is KUGW?!

7 Aug, 2008

 

Keep Up the Good Work! KUGW

7 Aug, 2008

 

:) oh...LOL thanks.

8 Aug, 2008

 

Wonderful close-up, they are the prettiest of the butterflies we have in our garden, but I rarely get to see them any more.

8 Aug, 2008

 

Wow, Readby the pond, I missed this, stunning butterfly and photo. That would be so interesting, rearing and releasing butterflies, wonderful!!

9 Aug, 2008

 

What a beaut! I've often gone around my garden with camera in-hand and failed abysmally to snap a butterfly or hummingbird moth because I can't focus fast enough! So can readily appreciate your fantastic achievement.
How'd you do it?

10 Aug, 2008

 

Wow, do you get those hummingbird moths in your garden in Devon? When I first saw one, I thought it was really a hummingbird they have a proper little bird face don't they.

10 Aug, 2008

 

This monarch had just emerged from the chrysalis so it wasn't quite ready to fly. The colors are so sharp because it was so new. You can get some really great shots when you raise them from caterpillars. I teach kindergarten and it is such a great experience for the kiddies. The other lesson they learn is to have respect and love of nature.
Lisa

10 Aug, 2008

 

One of the best wildlife pictures I've had the pleasure of seeing.

12 Aug, 2008



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