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December 17, 2007
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  1. December 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    For a related post in this issue, see Counting Monarchs in Kansas City, by Christina Pacosz.

  2. December 17, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Beautiful–and look at the axes here. The long leaf bisects the frame horizontally and the monarch’s wing, vertically, while the segmented wing parallels the hanging multi-blossoms. Every quadrant, every third is rich. This is masterful composition (again.) I am in awe.

  3. Christina Pacosz
    December 18, 2007 at 9:02 am

    That’s it! A Monarch feeding on common milkweed and laying her eggs there, too, so that the cycle begins again. Most of the Monarchs born along the way in a season have never been to their spot in the mountains of Mexico where they will head to overwinter. Milkweed is key to their survival. What a lovely photo, Anne! Thank you.

  4. December 19, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Again all I can say is thank you. It is a joy to have such careful and thorough responses and makes me wish to rush out and find butterflies instead of snow. Anne

  5. Danni
    February 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I like this picture.

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