Monarch Migration Rest Stop, Haslet, Texas
My husband and I are fortunate to live along the Monarch butterfly migration route. Every spring the butterflies flit through headed north. Each fall sees them drifting south toward their winter home in Mexico.
Every year or two, the trees along the back of our acre serve as a rest stop for the Monarchs. Clusters of butterflies hang in the trees like so many leaves along branches--usually when the weather is on the warm side. Monarchs don't like to travel when the temps are above 85 or so. While in the area, they will enjoy the flowers and water in our gardens, floating on unseen wind currents and settling on various blooms. Those flashes of orange and black wings look like floating flowers.
Last week, these guys hung around for a day. Probably fifty or so in clusters of 20 or 30. My camera and my dog made them skittish so I didn't get many photos, but enough to enjoy. In year's past, we've had as many as 200 or so. When the dog spooked them, it was an amazing experience to be surrounded by butterflies.
Living in the Haslet, Texas area is a terrific expericience. If you'd like me to help you find a find a great place to live, give me a shout. Haslet, Texas real estate is my pleasure and passion. Who knows--perhaps we can find you a butterfly hang out, too.