Category Archives: 2011 Tagging

More Monarchs Butterflies Appear, Yet Are Really Worn And Torn

We’ve had around 7-8 “new” Monarch Butterflies arrive withing the last two days, but they definitely weren’t new.  These poor Butterflies were as torn and worn as I’ve ever seen in Monarchs. Take a look at the male Monarch in the picture below.  He has that torn upper wing and had difficulty flying from flower […]

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Monarch Butterfly Tagging And Release Continues

The Monarch Butterfly tagging and release continues.  Beautiful sunshine today although a little chilly in the morning.  We had our last (at the moment) indoor Monarch Chrysalis eclose today (it was a female).  Actually she eclosed yesterday but it was very windy and cold yesterday so we decided to release her today.   In addition […]

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One Tagged Monarch, One New Monarch, And One Returning Monarch

Three new Monarch Butterflies today (4 if you count the deformed wing Monarch I posted about earlier). One was a returning male Monarch that we had previously tagged. It was feeding in the early morning on the white flowers of the Butterfly Bush. The second one was one that we had not previously tagged and […]

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Monarch Butterfly Pictures On Zinnia Wildflowers

The Fall 2011 Migration of Monarch Butterflies was much slower today than the last two days.  I only saw 1 untagged Monarch who didn’t appear until late in the afternoon. It was a good day for photography and Monarchs.  We had 1 Monarch (a female) who eclosed today from the outdoor Butterfly enclosure.  Here’s the […]

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Monarch Butterflies Defintely Migrating Through Houston

Another great day for the Fall 2011 Migration of Monarch Butterflies through Houston.  I saw a total of 7 today, and tagged 5 of them.  There were roughly the same amount of males and females.  I mentioned this on the Journey South site, but what I’m  noticing this year compared to previous years is how […]

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Big Group Of Migrating Monarch Butterflies

Wouldn’t you know it?  We get a nice cold front blowing through yesterday, and today (while I’m at work) Leecy witnesses one of the largest group of Migrating Monarchs we have seen in our backyard.  Leecy took both the picture and video with her camera, so I’ll let her do the narration. Hi! Well, yes […]

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