Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monarchs

I have always loved butterflies. Last weekend, we were able to see one of the most beautiful things. Monarch butterflies start migrating towards Mexico in August of every year. We were in the edge of Lake Michigan and saw thousands of butterflies covering the Cedar trees lining the banks.




A lady nearby came over to us with a net full of beautiful Monarchs. She tags them as a hobby. Each 'tag' is a sticker with a phone number on it. If one finds a butterfly with a tag on the wing, you call the number and let the person know where you found the butterfly. She reports that she has received many phone calls from around the US and in Mexico.



When you are done tagging them, you set them free! Our boys loved it!







A day we will never forget!

1 comment:

La Dolce Vita said...

Not sure how I found your blog...!

What a neat experience!