Monday, October 27, 2014

The Last of Their Kind?

 When I saw this Monarch butterfly at the garden in Green Hills, I took these photos, for the way the Sixth Great Extinction is progressing, there may be no monarchs next year. I have seen only three this year, whereas ten years ago as I drove over the causeway from the mainland to St. George Island ,Florida, I saw thousands drifting out over the bridge and the sea.


Out on the prairie said...

Sad to see their numbers so low. I have been spreading lots of milkweed seed. I really had to search for them this year.

betsy said...

Steve, the area they winter in in Mexico is getting smaller and smaller. They have no place to hide.Here meadows are plowed under, and instead of flowering plants we have miles and miles of soybeans and corn.