Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winging it Across America

Last week, I watched Nova's "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies", which follows the 2000 mile migration of the Monarch butterfly. These amazing creatures are found throughout the world, but it's only in North America that they make such an arduous, obstacle-filled journey. I was saddened by our own miserable contribution to its decline, but uplifted by the butterfly's never-say-die attitude. I know, you're probably kicking yourself because you missed it, but wait! You can watch it online. It's informative and moving. I did learn that it takes four generations of monarchs to complete the journey. Enjoy!


NuclearToast said...

Thank goodness I can watch it online, because Raggs won't let us watch nature shows at home. Because, you know, some animals eat other animals.

Lynn Sinclair said...

That's so funny, NT, in a "I can relate to hiding my head in the sand" kind of way. I leave the room when the Humane Society ads come on -- all those suffering animals. Reassure Raggs that this particular Nova is relatively easy on the heart (a butterfly even escapes the clutches of a cat).

Anonymous said...

I love that movie!! We love the informative aspects & videos that you can see when you head to the Niagara Butterfly Pavillion. We are hoping to plant some more "butterfly" friendly oplants out back this summer. They truly are fascinating creatures!!
(boo to your anonymous commenter for the irrelevant!! )

Lynn Sinclair said...

It's been many years since I dropped by the Butterfly Pavillion -- a magical place.

And that anonymous comment has now been erased. That's the kind of power I wield around here.

Georgie said...

What magnificent and absolutely gorgeous creatures!

Thanks so much for sharing this, Lynn.

Talk about sheer beauty.

Lynn Sinclair said...

I agree, Georgie.

Anonymous said...

Now I know why I don't see as many of those butterflies as I did when I was a kid. I also leave the room when that Humane Society ad comes on television.

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Lynn Sinclair said...

Hi, Brenda. It's been a long time. I too can remember the abundance of butterflies when I was younger. We can only hope that some changes will be made that will have a positive impact.

Thanks, I'll check out your blog