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First Monarch of the Year


Today along Red House Lake I saw my first Monarch Butterfly (CHECK) for the year!  The migration has just started moving through the Western New York area!

Male Monarch

Fluttering its wings!

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11 responses

  1. Oooooo…. beautiful! I think I see some new masthead photos! ;c)

    21 May 2009 at 6:29 am

  2. At first I thought this is to early but no last year I had Monarch caterpillars in June. Going to have to keep an eye out for them.

    21 May 2009 at 7:03 am

  3. Gorgeous photos of the Monarch! We are seeing lots of butterflies since we arrived here in NC. I have filled up 16 Gs with my bird and butterfly photos and videos. (forgot my camcorder and camera cables at home so I can’t transfer them to my laptop. RATS!!)

    21 May 2009 at 7:14 am

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    What fun to find your first Monarch. I loved the picture of the kingbird too. They are such elegant birds.

    21 May 2009 at 8:10 am

  5. Sherri

    Beautiful photos Tom ….. but how do you tell the difference between a male and a female monarch?

    21 May 2009 at 9:45 am

  6. nancyann

    Saw my first swallowtail yesterday, between LV and Catt.

    21 May 2009 at 11:03 am

  7. Gorgeous! I’ve got some monarch chompers enjoying my butterfly weed. Enjoy the beauties!

    21 May 2009 at 12:18 pm

  8. Glad to see they’re back!

    21 May 2009 at 12:50 pm

  9. Nancy

    Beautiful image of a beautiful creature!! Thank you, Tom.

    21 May 2009 at 8:48 pm

  10. And I saw my first Spicebush Swallowtail today too. Brilliant butterfly.

    21 May 2009 at 8:52 pm

  11. And what a beauty! That first shot just blew me away, Tom!

    21 May 2009 at 10:09 pm

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