Each Fall the Monarch butterflies snowbird from Canada and the Northern U.S. to the Southern U.S. and Mexico. On average the last ten years have seen a steady decline in the Monarch population and thus many conservation efforts have been implemented to sustain this beautiful influx of orange, black, and white.
One year during the first week of Spring our neighborhood planted milkweed seeds in anticipation of the annual migration of the Monarch Butterflies. And well, six months later... here it is!
Images courtesy of National Geographic