Monarch Dreams

by Art Bee September. 12, 2010 7003 views

The Monarch Butterfly is the king of the insect world. Even though they are small creatures, they do phenomenal things. First, they develop from tiny eggs, to a caterpillar, become a chrysalis, and finally transform into a beautiful butterfly. They migrate, traveling great distances to over winter in a temperate climate. Amazingly enough, not one butterfly makes the entire round-trip journey. Winter butterflies are sluggish and do not reproduce. In spring they return to summer homes and breed along the way. Their offspring return to the starting point.
The Monarch is a poisonous butterfly. Animals that eat a Monarch get very sick and vomit (but generally do not die). These animals remember that this brightly-colored butterfly made them very sick and will avoid all Monarchs in the future. The Monarch gets its poison from eating the poisonous milkweed plant while in its caterpillar stage.

The Monarch Butterfly is one of most mysterious of butterflies…..

This is a male Monarch it has two scent glands on each lower wing…….

Monarchs migrate vast distances…..

They are a beautiful sight …….

Hundreds of Monarchs came to visit doing their aerial acrobats drinking the nectar from the goldenrods then landing in the pine trees to rest…….

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Ann 3 years, 4 months ago

Nice set! I love it! =)

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Honeybee 3 years, 4 months ago

Nicely done! Good photography!

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Taifallos 3 years, 4 months ago

Very Beautiful! I love the symbolism with the dream catcher! Well done! :)

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Breizh 5 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful ! ... Voted ... :)

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Pickledherring 6 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for the info and i like the first image.

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Vterezia 6 years, 7 months ago

~~~~~~~~~~GREAT!!!~~~~~~~~~~~

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Contesina 6 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful photos! I like most #2!

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Marzena Jozefczyk 6 years, 8 months ago

I wish these butterflies were in Europe... But they're not so lucky me that I have your photoblog! :)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Justgood 6 years, 8 months ago

How beautiful! Enjoy the pics especially because we don`t have Monarchs here.

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Huiching 6 years, 8 months ago

Wow. You seemed to be able to order them to stay where you wnt them to!!! Love the last one.

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Redro 6 years, 8 months ago

They look gorgeous with the dream catcher!
Very interesting facts.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Vterezia 6 years, 8 months ago

EXCELLENT shots!!!

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Storytaylor 6 years, 8 months ago

fantastic shots.

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Juditrlydersen 6 years, 8 months ago

wonderful! the light in #4 is great :)

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Brenda Nelson 6 years, 8 months ago

Larry and I are fascinated with these beauties! We've seen IMAX films about them and there are as many as several million in one place and they literally coat the plants and ground! What a gorgeous sight! TFS this great information with your great images!

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Sara G 6 years, 8 months ago

Well we both posted Monarchs! Beautiful shots..and thanks so much for the information, I did not know they are poisonous...This one was so ragged he had been through some rough times!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Neil 6 years, 8 months ago

Great shots and info !! Thanks for sharing !! cd

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Ricardo 6 years, 8 months ago

so you ended really photographing the monarch butterfly! I really love it! looks so cute!:)

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Larry Nelson 6 years, 8 months ago

There's a place called 'Butterfly Palace" in Branson, Missouri, that has hundreds of live butterflies. A large poster there talks about the migration of the Monarch butterflies - it takes 7 generations to complete the migration. So if you bust out of your cocoon, how do you know whether you're going North or South?
God does some amazing stuff!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Joã£O Baptista 6 years, 8 months ago

An excellent research work about an amazing animal!!!
Fantastic set !

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 8 months ago

splEndId! Thanks for sharing!

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Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 8 months ago

I also promise never to eat a Monarch butterfly. Ever.

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Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 8 months ago

This is beautiful, but your text reminds me of one of the weaknesses of Darwinian theory - however Darwinian I may be: if it takes just one forgetful predator, what's the point of being poisonous...

I did so enjoy these beautiful images. Thank you.

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Yokai 6 years, 8 months ago

Surprised to see these beautiful butterflies. I've never seen them before in Japan.

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Saku 6 years, 8 months ago

Very very beautiful set!!!!! my fav is #3:))))) ...and the fact that they are poisonous took me by surprise..!!!!! Thank you for sharing captures and information.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ray 6 years, 8 months ago

Excellent shots and great post!! Fascinating.

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Nancy 6 years, 8 months ago

Fascinating.....they are attracted to your dream catcher!! Amazing captures, post and flight especially the first my favorite:))

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 8 months ago

Stunning images - so original. I saved #1 as a favourite.

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Finbarr 6 years, 8 months ago

Brilliant post awesome shots !

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Goldbrandi 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful set! :))

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Gonia 6 years, 8 months ago

very interesting story, I see never ending my learning english!your pictures are so pretty, but the story about them is even more interesting.super done!

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