I’m back in my Monarch garden again… after a week of crazy busy bustles…
The rain has let up a bit, but a cool front has moved in…
So cool in fact… that the butterflies can’t fly…
I took them out to release them… but they could not warm up enough to take flight.
And the wind was too strong for them to do anything by cling to whatever was at hand…
I put them onto a blooming milkweed plant and let them feed a bit… but they could barely even to that.
I felt so bad for their tiny fragile bodies… I put them back in the release cage and brought them back unto my porch for safety… Tomorrow promises to be a bit warmer.
They will be so ready to fly at the first warmth… it will be like releasing the butterfly running of the bulls!
My Monarch Garden Journal…
June 19-27 – released 167 monarch butterflies…
June 28 – released 9
June 29 – released 5
June 30 – released 6
July 1 – released 16
Total Monarchs released = 203
Image – Macro close-up of a Monarch butterfly wing.
Photography by Cicely Robin Laing © 2013