A Texas Hill Country yard turned wildlife habitat...
I observed the first fall Monarch in my SW Austin yard on October 27th. Always exciting. I find it interesting to imagine what some of these butterflies have gone through. Imagine what stories are behind all of the torn and battered wings.
I find that strange, since I have been seeing lots of monarchs on my way to Galveston from Montana. ( started seeing them in early October) My daughter had a lot migrating through her Dripping Springs property and my friend's Galveston garden was full of them.
I saw my first monarch the 29th in Rollingwood (just south of the Colorado river and to the west of Zilker Park).