Thursday, September 20, 2012

Monarchs, Butterflies, and Horse Piles – What a Combination!

With the recent launch of our newest DNG title, Incredible Insects, I thought this might be a good time to remind you that this is the time of year when butterflies are in abundance in many parts of the country. They provide a great way to learn about insects, are easy to catch and release, and are fairly easy to locate right now.

I had to laugh the other day as I drove along our country lane and saw MANY butterflies, all grouped around horse droppings! ☺ Can you imagine these beautiful creatures, fighting to find a place on top of the horse piles? Really! Anyway, you can find butterflies in your local parks and garden centers, as well as in some of the Discovery museums.

Keep an eye out for the migration of the Monarch butterflies right now. Here’s a link that shows the paths they typically travel from September through November. We have always enjoyed watching for them. They look so much like the red and orange autumn leaves drifting through the countryside!

Enjoy these beautiful creatures—just watch where you step.


Amanda B.

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