13 October 2011
Monarch Migration in West Texas
The monarch butterflies were on the move this past weekend (Oct 8-9, 2011) across Texas. It was everything we could do to not kill hundreds of them as they flitted southward to Mexico and we sped down I-10 to Balmorhea State Park. (It's really tragic to kill such a beautiful creature that has been flying so hard and so long across the vast plains of this country, trying its best to get to Mexico.)
When we arrived, we found ourselves in a magical enchanted land, with thousands of monarchs flying all around us, finding roosts in the trees of the state park on a windy West Texas day.