The Monarch migration

  Monarch butterfly or simply  monarch  (Danaus plexippus) 

Monarch butterfly or simply monarch (Danaus plexippus) 

The fall season has arrived, and with it comes the annual southward late-summer, autumn migration of the Monarch butterfly.

Teresa and I took a walk near the pond at the Stillwater Prairie Reserve. I took several photos like the one above, but this was my favorite. This is a female, but I saw at least one male. The difference is easily detectable by the coloring. The male has a brighter orange color, and the black is not as pronounced. 

Teresa captured several great photos as well .. this is one of her photos:  


Have a great week!  


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