I created a video documenting the metamorphosis of Andy.
32 photos of the butterflies I visited at Nevada Bugs & Butterflies in September.
I had a lot of fun chasing those monarchs around. The fun really never ends when monarchs are fluttering by you in such large numbers.
The highlight of the visit is the tagging and release of the monarchs. Late September 2014 is the end of the season at the butterfly house. The tags that are places on these monarchs are for the Southwest Monarch Study. The Southwest Monarch Study is a tag and recovery program for monarchs that are in the Southwest migration.
The Western migration is a mystery. Tagging will help us understand where monarchs migrate in the West.
I visited a great park along the Truckee River. I walked a few miles of paths. There are both bike paths and nature trails. The nature trail is very rustic. At one point I had to dart away from a snake in the grass.
September 13th I visited Nevada Bugs & Butterflies. I was really excited that they had many monarchs in their hoop house. Their hoop house is a garden covered by half circle pipes and then draped by netting. The netting keep the butterflies inside the garden.
I am going to share images, videos and galleries below. It's almost to much information to describe everything that was going on in the butterfly hoop house. But I will expand on some of the images where I can.
I'll go into some additional detail about my visit to Nevada Bugs & Butterflies now.
In the video below I was able to use the SLO-MO on my new iPhone 5s to capture a monarch nectaring on a flower. The normally rapid wing flapping is slow enough to enjoy at the slower speed of the recording. Enjoy!
In the video below you will see a butterfly in the moments after it emerges from a chrysalis.
I was a bit concerned when I saw the butterfly fall from the feeder to the table below.
A new addition at Nevada Bugs & Butterflies is a pair of tortoises. Desert tortoises of course.
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