Troutbirder II

Troutbirder II
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Heading Off To Mexico

I'd posted, just a couple of  years, ago how Mrs. T. and I had seen a huge gathering of 4th generation Monarch butterflies preparing to head off to winter in the Mountains of Mexico.  Now, a recent visit to our public library, gave us the opportunity to participate in this wondrous event.
Gathering and getting ready to launch at Lake Louise State Park in Minnesota....
Waiting to be born in the Spring Valley, Minnesota library.   Ms. Jenny is Director.
Mrs. Troutbirder and husband launch the Monarchs on their long trip to winter in Mexico....

What fun!!!


  1. I had missed your previous post. I'm sorry for all you and yours must endure. Sending all best wishes.

  2. I've seen the migration twice, once in Big Sur, a eucalyptus tree was simply covered with them, hundreds of thousands. Looked like a huge christmas tree. The other time was a trip down to Baja, where for hours they were flying across the highway at car level. Alas, I fear the car killed a lot of them. Hope you and wife are well, TB.

  3. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. The statue of Mark Twain looks really amazing. We hope you enjoyed a wonderful fun-filled day. We would love to hold a butterfly also. Thanks again.
    World of Animals

  4. Wow! What a wonderful idea. And how neat that you got to participate.

  5. How great is that?
    I just replanted a small garden of milkweed, fenced off w/4x4s to protect them from my enthusiastic mower help!