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 Western migration is a mystery. Tagging will help us understand where monarchs migrate in the West.
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Kevin Burls. Ph.D. Is tagging monarchs with a school group. The children are learning about the monarchs life cycle and the migration that lasts many generations.
The kids are really engaged in the presentation. A highlight was when each kid had the monarchs legs walk on their finger. They said the monarchs legs "felt sticky to their finger". Thats a pretty accurate description in my opinion.
Once the tag was on the monarch. Everyone got to take a closer look. The tag was placed on the outside of the wing and on the discal cell of the hind wing. The tag was pressed on for three seconds to adhere properly. We then went outside for the release.
The two butterflies released today were placed on Anise Hyssop blooms. Each monarch stayed for about ten minutes drinking nectar before they flew away.