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The annual migration

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Monarch Butterfly on Liatris 1735

In October, Austin played host to the southbound migration of monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus. I managed to catch this one on a stalk of blazing-star, Liatris mucronata, at a moment when the monarch opened its wings and the sunlight came through them from behind.

The date was October 9th, and the place was a piece of the Blackland Prairie at Wells Branch Parkway and Heatherwilde Blvd.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 1, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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