"Those are all monarch butterflies packed on the tree trunks! And they are just a small portion of the overall winter roosting area," writes David Moskowitz in sharing this shot from his visit to the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve in Mexico, one of the spots where vast masses of North American monarchs migrate for the winter. "This was my third time and I can say without a doubt, seeing the monarchs never gets old and never loses an iota of wonder. They are beautiful and awe-inspiring and words are pretty much inadequate to describe what it is like to be among millions of monarchs. This photo was on March 5, 2017. Unlike at the nearby Cerro Pelon Preserve the day before, when the sun was shining and the butterflies were flying everywhere, it was cloudy and the butterflies were massed on the tree branches and trunks in huge clusters."
Many thanks to David, who also shared with us a video of wintering monarchs (see our recent posts). You can find a lot more monarch and insect photos from his trip at www.facebook.com/BugAddictionConfessionsOfABugAddict/
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Mike deGruy was fascinated by all cephalopods but especially the octopus. He and Peck Euwer built this ingenious maze and gymnasium to illustrate the octopus' ability to squeeze into the tightest of spaces! See more: ow.ly/Eq9W309WYyN