Sunday, October 6, 2013
At this time last year, Richard and I witnessed monarch butterflies, hundreds of them, flying above us over Arabia Mountain. Many of them landed on the Yellow Daisies and they were just breathtakingly beautiful. It was indeed magical, having that many butterflies over and around us...
This year, we have not seen one single monarch butterfly. The reason? It seems that it is a combination of the weather and the use of a certain herbicide that is familiarly known as "Round-Up". I found an interesting article and you may read it here.
Let us not lose these magnificent monarchs!
(How are your butterflies in YOUR part of the world? If it is too cold now, how WERE they in the warmer months?)