Sunday, October 9, 2011
Spring and the monarchs arrive at the same time. They arrive from Mexico ravenous and will eat until their appetites are satisfied. This king of butterflies generally has a 60 day life span and will be certain to reproduce many times over prior to death. The cycle will continue three to four times over the course of the warmer months. Once the fourth generation emerges from their Chrysalis it is inherently known they are the chosen generation which will make the 2000 mile migration. Their appetites are like no other generation before and their urge to reproduce is suppressed. When the cooling winds of Autumn blow, the monarch will catch a ride back to the mountains of Mexico and wait for Spring to arrive again.