Hasta la Vista, Baby!

Today’s featured image was captured in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) flower garden, shortly after release of this Monarch butterfly into the wild. This Monarch was the third one we released over one week … all were brought into our “Monarch nursery” as caterpillars. Within days, the caterpillars morphed into chrysallises, and eventually transforming […]

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Life Continues

Today’s post features a couple of Monarch butterfly chrysallises that have been busy transforming into beautiful Monarch butterflies, in my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) garage. These photos were captured shortly before the adult Monarch eclosed from the chrysallis (in the first image, note you can start to see the patterned orange/black wings, through the […]

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Alien Life Form?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured over the weekend. As the great Monarch butterfly migration towards Mexico progresses, I have a total of five Monarch “cats” that have been busy transforming into chrysalises (or, is that chrysali?). I managed to capture a lot of images of this metamorphosis, and I’m working on […]

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Cats Galore!

Today’s post features some of the many Monarch “cats” (caterpillars) that we’ve been finding in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. We have quite a lot of milkweed plants, which is the Monarch’s host plant. For the past 2-3 weeks, the Monarch activity around the garden here has been quite high. Here are a […]

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Fun Friday: Eggs-citing Times

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a highlight for us this time of the year … the last of the migrating Monarchs have arrived! Today’s images were captured recently in our lakeside butterfly garden, where some Monarch butterfly eggs were observed on some Tropical Milkweed plant leaves: Cropping the same image to a much larger image: […]

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Keeping the Species Alive

As you may know, Monarch butterfly numbers have been declining the past few years. In the new butterfly garden that I put in at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring is flourishing with Monarchs.  Here are a few of my favorite images captured recently in this garden. Monarchs busy laying eggs: Monarch butterfly eggs […]

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Tropical Monarchs

Today’s post features some images I captured this past week at a new butterfly garden on the Lake of the Ozarks (MO). When this butterfly garden was set up earlier this year, several species of milkweed were grown/planted, to attract the Monarch butterfly. It is rare to walk through this garden and not see any […]

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Monarch Nursery

Back home, after some R&R at the Lake of the Ozarks. Actually, spent a fair amount of time working a new butterfly garden that I’ve helped a friend put in. Over the past few months, I planted multiple milkweed species, along with other butterfly-attracting plants, and while working in the garden last Friday, I had […]

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A Late Visitor

As I left my house to pick up my mail at the road yesterday, I noted a beautiful Monarch butterfly that was very interested in a stand of aster wildflowers that are blooming in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. I went back inside and grabbed my camera and grabbed a few images of this regal […]

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Royalty in the Garden

Today’s post features a few images I captured over the weekend of a Monarch butterfly that visited my rural Missouri butterfly garden. I saw a few Monarchs back in late spring, but until this weekend, I had not seen any. I’m hoping I will continue to see them as they add such beauty to the […]

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