Monday, September 14, 2015

i is for insect

It rained Friday and Saturday, the winds of the Canadian north brought swarms of monarch butterflies over Lake Erie, and some of them rested on a cropping of trees on Whiskey Island, on the west side of the Cuyahoga. Saturday evening there were thousands, Sunday afternoon still hundreds. They seemed to fancy sumac. They are migrating from Canada to Mexico. In the last few years, the eastern population has dropped 90%.

[ monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus)]

not dragonfly of the week [♀ green darner (Anax junius)]

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