Posts Tagged ‘monarch’

Photo Friday: To Know a Male

September 21, 2018

Many people still get confused with how to tell a male from a female Monarch butterfly.  All you do is look at the bottom wings.  If there are two black spots along the stripes, it’s a male.  Those spots are for the pheromones.

Male Monarch

First Look Photo: Gathering Pollen

September 5, 2018

It’s that time of the year again where the monarch butterflies gather before the long trek south.

Gathering Pollen

Photo Friday: On the Brink

August 4, 2017

Recently, I read a list of animals on the brink of extinction, and on this list was the beautiful monarch butterfly.  The reason they gave was a fake science started by a psychiatrist as a social experiment, and pushed by liberal, tree hugging, nut jobs like Al Gore.  Of course, I’m talking about “global warming”, but this is neither a political blog, nor a “fake news” blog, so let’s move on.

As soon as I saw them on the list, I began looking, and of course I found this female monarch.  She was resting in a tree long enough for me to get a couple of shots in.

Monarch Butterfly

Photo Friday: Time of the Monarchs

August 19, 2016

Every year the monarch butterflies gather in late Summer to early Fall preparing to make their journey South.  This journey is amazing.  The migration North takes three generations to make the distance while the journey South is only one generation.  This is a trip I would love to take for a magazine; to photograph the extra large monarchs in Mexico.

Today’s photograph is one of the first I’ve seen this season.  It’s a male, and it landed to rest up in the 20 mph winds it was fighting through.

Magestic Monarchy