Sep 04-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: September: Sep 04-08
Monarch's head south    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Russ Emmons
Nourishment along the way    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ken Scheibach

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 06:14 am:

I received the top photo from Russ Emmons, along with some information that I wasn't aware of. Russ said that the Monarch Butterfly migration south to Mexico, is underway and they should be traveling through the U.P., right about now. You can look for them almost anywhere and possibly spot them in clusters in trees, along roads and in fields, as they stop to rest overnight. They can also be seen overhead in directional flight south or even stopping at flowers to fuel up for the long flight, like the second photo from Ken Scheibach.

If you're interested in more information on the Monarch's flight south, you can gather it here: Fall Monarch Migration. You can also report sightings on that same webpage. It would make a great school project for the kids!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 07:01 am:

I'm waiting for them, Mary. Being just 8 hours from the border, we watch with anticipation.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 07:40 am:

Great photos...the color is fantastic.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 08:01 am:

Beautiful photos this morning. I think the older I get, the more I appreciate the beauty of a butterfly.

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 09:00 am:

Yes indeed, excellent photos very vivid colors. :)

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:33 am:

It is so very peaceful to watch a butterfly flutter by...

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:48 am:

Good pictures, I haven't seen anough butterflies this year.

By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 12:11 pm:

Love to see the Monarchs just drift along in the winds. I've tried to photograph them before, and it's not easy to do. Excellent photos!

By bea (Ontheriogrande) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 01:07 pm:

You can tag the Monarch butterflies to track their migration to
Mexico. If one of your butterflies is found in Mexico, you will
receive a certificate verifying it. Check it out at
. This program is through the
University of Kansas.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 08:20 pm:

grand pictures====i remain

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Friday, September 5, 2008 - 09:19 am:

Here's a good website.

This came from the above website:

By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 10:40 pm:

What an interesting creature the monarchs are. The story of their migration is fascinating. A few years back, I was visiting the lighthouse near Stonington, when I noticed that there were an awful lot of monarch butterflies in the area. Later, I learned about the migration and that a lot of it is channeled through the Bay de Noc peninsulas much like the bird migration funnels through Whitefish Point.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 11:05 am:

More very nice pics of butterflies.

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