Winged Invasion

This past week has brought an aerial invasion of sorts. From the east coast to the midwest, Red Admiral butterflies have been showing up in numbers like never before. These striking butterflies are returning northward from wintering in the south, from Texas to Guatemala. They begin traveling north in March. With the extremely early warm weather, mony more than usual have survived the journey. Some will stay in our area to breed and lay eggs. Later in the summer months we should see a large number of the next generation of Red Admirals.

1 Comment

  1. Sassy Judi said,

    May 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I am glad I wasn’t alone in thinking there was an invasion of Red Admirals. This post confirms it. Do not take this in ANY way as a form of complaint. In fact, this makes me very happy!

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