Haiku: Opening Up

Pod bursts fluff and seeds
Winds carry a new cycle
Milkweed comes with spring

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/3/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 8/3/17

Haiku: Infinitesimal

5th day of living
A tiny eating machine
Eating to survive

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/1/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 7/17

Typical Lifespan:  “Most monarch butterflies do not live more than a few weeks. There are about 3 to 5 generations born each spring and summer and most of the offspring do not live beyond 5 weeks. The lone exception is the last generation born at the end of the summer.

The last generation of each year is the over-wintering generation that must make the journey back to Mexico. Rather than breeding immediately, the over-wintering monarchs fly back to Mexico and stay there until the following spring. In the early spring, they fly north to the southern United States and breed. Over-wintering monarch butterflies can live upwards of 8 months.”

The natural world Haiku: tiny water

Butterflies have needs
Oasis serves survival
A nourishing find

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/30/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 7/30/17

Haiku: Nature’s beginning

Tiny of tiny
Egg stage for 3-4 days
Hopeful butterfly

Tiny Monarch Butterfly egg on underside of a milkweed leaf
Tiny Monarch Butterfly egg on underside of a milkweed leaf

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/26/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin taken in her butterfly garden 7/17

Monarch butterfly eggs

Haiku: Common yet not

The Common Milkweed
Host to Monarch Butterflies
Plant for Migration

Stalk of Common milkweed
Stalk of Common Milkweed

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/25/17

Inspirational photo taken in Veronica Sanchez’s garden by PamelaWLucas 7/17

Create Habitat for Monarchs

Haiku: It’s a Boy

First show in season
Home is butterfly garden
Flutter and nectar

Same first male feasting on a zinnia

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/24/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 7/23/17

How do you distinguish a male from a female monarch butterfly?

 

Haiku: Hosting butterflies

Each offers a home

Butterflies seek out their host

Plant and they will come

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/15/17

Inspiring photo by PamelaWLucas 7/15/17

Butterflies are particular and each has its own host plant preference.  Read up, plant accordingly and they will come.