Royce Eddington

Nothing to see here. Move along people.

Date: October 15, 2009

Just another Texas sunset

Just another nice sunset, Texas style. Taken on the 10th around 6:50 pm when it was still cool down here.

Sunset - Texas

Sunset - Texas

Monarch skies

Every year around this time, over 250 million Monarch butterflies migrate over 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico. I caught some of the early travelers on the way down this week.

Monarch Skies 1

Monarch Skies 1

Most were too high in the sky for my camera to catch in detail. But every little dot in this photo is a butterfly. Hundreds of these little flapping dots were moving across the sky, heading south.

Monarch Skies 2

Monarch Skies 2

This guy was taking the low road. For such tiny creatures, they move pretty fast.

Monarch Skies 3

Monarch Skies 3

As the season gets underway, and as the stragglers show up flying much lower, I’ll be able to get better photos. Sightings and migration maps are available on tracking sites like this one.

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