Fan of . . . Monarch Butterflies! – 08/21/19

This is an entry for Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of . . .

I still recall learning about the beauty of a butterfly’s life cycle. from caterpillar all the way through to the beauty of butterfly this powerful natural example of God’s perfect plans give us encouragement that all is in His hands.

Going a giant leap further one of the butterfly fraternity steps out of the shadows such as you could imagine a real life Superman, defying the nature of the average butterfly to not only live longer but travel thousands of miles in a migration to sustain its kind.


Source: National Geographic Kids

In effort to offer a fun examination of the migration habits of the Monarch butterfly I am tracking the migration over my property over the next 70+ days with a daily post documenting my experience with this magnificent phenomenon. I would like you to join me at HMBY – How Many Monarchs Did I See Yesterday


I hope to see your latest Fan Of . . . post on Jez’ site.

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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2 Responses to Fan of . . . Monarch Butterflies! – 08/21/19

  1. Love butterflies; although they do like to fly away as soon as I get anywhere near them with a camera 😂

    • Joe Owens says:

      Yes. I learned a trick from my 22 year old. She turns on the video on her phone and follows the butterfly for a bit. Then she replays the video, hits pause and takes a screenshot. She also uses the burst mode where it takes several rapid fire pictures. the advantage with that is you get the wings in different positions as the flap. unfortunately the wing speed of hummingbirds is so rapid the same technique doesn’t work. I have some very small hummingbirds I am trying to capture on photo possibly for the Fan Of . . . but so far all I have is a fuzzy blur.

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