On my morning walks and drives to the post office and grocery store, I’m overwhelmed by butterflies They are everywhere. Once in the California desert where we used to live, we had a 100-year Monarch butterfly event. They were thick in the air and the car would be plastered with them after a short drive.
I don’t know if this is unusual in the Arizona desert where I now live, because it’s my first September here. My husband asked the other morning during our walk if the butterflies were following us. It did seem like that because we were surrounded during the entire walk.
I’ve been trying to video them. Here’s an attempt, but they don’t show up like they do in real life.
Now I’m off to a long weekend with the kids in the Bay Area. Our daughter who is the super airline ticket shopper treated us to super saver tickets. New flora and fauna to enjoy — as well as our kids.
In southern Arizona, we had the same problem. Oh wait, that was rattlers, not butterflies. My bad.
Thank goodness I’ve only seen one rattler. It was a young one who had a bad end in the middle of the street.
I love the butterfly video! Just knowing they were butterflies was good enough for me. 🙂
Enjoy your visit!
I was disappointed how I couldn’t capture them the way I was seeing them in real life! Thanks for the positive comment.
We have had beautiful butterflies in our garden. Rattlers, no.
That’s a relief!