Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
Bummer, that’s so sad. It’s not your truck, right?
28 June 2007 at 5:24 pm
28 June 2007 at 6:32 pm
Bummer. When we had the Painted Ladies migrating through, I was so worried that I would hit one. But . . . better that that swerving into a redwood and killing myself, I have to say.
28 June 2007 at 9:28 pm
I don’t know – I found myself in that position once, and lived to tell about it. okay, maybe not… but it could happen!! Sucks to see such a beautiful butterfly buy it like that.
29 June 2007 at 9:55 am
Still beautiful – even amidst the carnage. Not many of us would perish so gracefully on a car grill.
29 June 2007 at 9:37 pm
That’s a shame-I remember watching thousands of monarchs fly by during migration and wondering how many actually make it.
30 June 2007 at 6:36 pm
What a waste of beauty. Awww…..
30 June 2007 at 11:46 pm
I always hate it when I find a huge butterfly in the car grille too. If I’m driving, I still try to swerve to avoid them (spouse thinks I’m just a bad driver).
2 July 2007 at 7:08 am
@ Nature Woman – Not my truck!
@ NatureShutterbug – perfectly said!
@ Liz – they can get into positions like this also! I am glad you didn’t do any swerving!
@ Marty – sure hope you were not in that position!
@ Cathy – They are great butterflies for sure!
@ Larry – I have found monarch’s on the ground! I have seen them go up, over my car and whack on the ground!
@ Mary – they are great but not like this! ugg,
@ Ruthie – Guess it is better than on the antenna!! I have seen many birds picking the bugs off cars for food!
Thanks everyone and thought this was something different!
2 July 2007 at 12:01 pm