Sunday, September 26, 2010
the boys ran to get grandpa and we just sat outside watching them. They were all headed south. It was so amazing. Flock after flock after flock of them. I never was able to get a good picture of them. They were very determined to keep flying and none ever landed, but it was such a beautiful and breath taking sight. One I don't think any of us will forget. It was like something out of a movie.
We came home and recorded our sighting online. We learned that Monarchs east of the Rockies migrate 2500 miles to the Oyamel fir trees of Mexico. Others that are west of the Rockies will head to southern California to the eucalyptus trees of Pacific Grove.