Monarchs Still Migrating Through Pittsburgh

Monarch butterfly in autumn (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Though it’s nearly mid October I saw monarch butterflies migrating through Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday October 10 & 11. Their timing seems late, but they were given a boost by August-like weather early this month.

You can follow their progress across the U.S. on Journey North’s monarch butterfly blog where you’ll find:

Today’s rain will put a damper on monarch migration in Pittsburgh but we can watch from afar as the butterflies make their way to Mexico.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption to see the original)

3 thoughts on “Monarchs Still Migrating Through Pittsburgh

  1. I’ve seen more here in central Illinois this year than I have for a long time. And, my big excitement… I was out trimming some trees a couple weeks ago, and by the grace of god I happened to see a monarch cocoon on a branch. I kept an eye on it, and within a week’s time, I got to see that the butterfly had come out of the cocoon and was resting on the branch; its white cocoon was still kind of (damp?) as it was still on the branch but was waving in the breeze! I’d never seen that before – I felt so honored and happy! <3

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