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A Monarch on a Buddleia Blossom by SummerJade

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Monarch butterflies are not able to survive the cold winters of most of the United States. If the monarch lives in the Eastern states, usually east of the Rocky Mountains, it will migrate to Mexico and hibernate in oyamel fir trees. If the monarch butterfly lives west of the Rocky Mountains, then it will hibernate in and around Pacific Grove, California in eucalyptus trees. Monarch butterflies use the very same trees each and every year when they migrate, which seems odd because they aren’t the same butterflies that were there the last year. These are the new fourth generation of monarch butterflies, so how do they know which trees are the right ones to hibernate in? The flower bush is a buddleia, also called butterfly bush.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, Canon Zoom Lens 50x IS, 4.3-215.0mm 1:3.4-6.5 USM
Edited in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Location: Harkness State Park in the town of Waterford, Connecticut (USA).
Season: fall, September 27th.

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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago


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  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! I really appreciate it! ☺♥♥

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    Congratultions on your feature nicely done and presented
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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    July 15, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • This is wonderful, Teresa! Thank you so much for this honor and feature!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

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    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

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  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 1 year ago


  • Awesome! Thank you very much for this feature, it means a lot!! ♥♥♫

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  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago


  • Thanks, Carolyn! ☺♥

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  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 1 year ago

    July 19, 2013

  • Thank you so very much for this feature!! I am honored and very happy! ☺♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 1 year ago

    Super fantastic work!!
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    July 21, 2013

  • I’m honored to have an image featured in this group! Thank you so much!! ♥♥

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