Uprooted Magnolia

the Monarch

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 24, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The Monarch butterfly is known as the milkweed butterfly because she lays her eggs on various milkweeds for the caterpillar to feed on.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

She migrates north in the spring and will head south starting sometime this month.
So glad she paused for a couple portraits before she takes off.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Lenore said, on August 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Leah… if these pictures are available (or going to be made available) for prints, I may want a copy or two. Please let me know. Thank you! Beautiful!!

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    • leahyetter said, on August 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Everything is for sale Lenore! 🙂
      Email me, uprootedmagnolia@leahyetter.com, and I’ll send the print sizes and price list if you don’t have it from before. I’m so slack and have no excuses for getting my online shop up and running. Grrrr.
      I thought about you and the kiddo when I posted this. Thought you might like these.

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  2. eyes cast down said, on August 24, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Always a pleasure, Leah. These are righteous photos.

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  3. scrapydo said, on August 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    These are beautiful photos.

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  4. melissakoski said, on August 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Just raising the last three caterpillars for the season. I look forward to seeing the Monarchs every summer. Our yard has about a half acre of milkweed. Hope you’re well!

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    • leahyetter said, on August 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Too cool Melissa. I love your slideshows of their transformation. We have a lot of milkweed but it’s scattered throughout the ranch. So I’m lucky to catch just glimpses of them. We are well. Just hot!

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  5. Alice said, on August 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    These photos are beautiful–the Monarchs have wings like stained glass. My sister loves butterflies, so I will have to tell her about your blog.

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    • leahyetter said, on August 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Thanks Alice! I too think of stained glass when I look at their wings. Beautiful creatures!

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  6. Ellen said, on August 26, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Have a great weekend you too!!

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  7. Katie said, on August 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

    We plant butterfly bushes just to make sure a couple of these beauties will stop by each year!

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    • leahyetter said, on August 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I had butterfly plants at my home in Georgia. I will have to try to get them planted here if they are tough enough to deal with the heat and dry conditions. I just love those bushes…. and butterflies!

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  8. suzysomething said, on August 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Lovely…I always look forward to the Monarch migration because they pass through here in huge groups (what is a herd of butterflies called? a flock?) that nearly stop traffic on the interstate.

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  9. suzysomething said, on August 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Just looked it up…a group of butterflies is called a lek, a swarm, or a rabble. None sounds pretty enough to mean something as lovely as a ‘flight’ of butterflies…so I’m going to call it a ‘flight’!

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  10. Kirsten Dinesen said, on August 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Leah these are some truly AWESOME SHOTS…..the contrast and colors are just fabulous!!! Nice work!!

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  11. idiosyncratic eye said, on August 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I would so love to meet one of these, one day. 🙂

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