Tasting red flowers
and dreaming of Mexico
a monarch butterfly
stops in San Antonio
with little time to stay…
Winter weather on the way.
The peak time for monarch butterflies to migrate through San Antonio is from October 10 through October 20. So I was very surprised to see this one fluttering around the bright red flowers of the ‘Little John’ Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon Viminalis) on November 20—all alone and a month later than normal!
Now it has been 10 days since I saw my ‘one and only’ monarch butterfly–a bright light during this strange and troubling year of 2020. It’s November 30th and the temperature is expected to drop down to 30 degrees (Fahrenheit) tonight, which is freezing cold. However, I have read that these butterflies can travel 100 miles or more a day, so I am hopeful that she has already found her way south to warmer weather. Maybe she is even resting in Mexico, surrounded by the gentle fluttering sound of other monarch butterflies.
** If you would like to virtually fly away to one of the awesome monarch destinations in Mexico, watch this incredible video made by naturemovie.ch