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Photo: Monarch butterflies clustered in foliage at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. Courtesy Elaine Miller Bond
Written by Autumn Johnson and Bea Karnes (Patch Editors)
Bay Area photographer and East Bay native Elaine Bond recently snapped a remarkable photo in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. It shows a large cluster of migrating Monarch butterflies.
Monarch butterflies migrate as many as 2,000 miles each way, traveling 100miles per day. They have been observed as high as 10,000 feet. An interesting tidbit about the migrating butterflies–several life cycles pass between each year’s migration, so none of the migrating butterflies have ever before made the jou
When I was young Monarchs were everywhere maybe 5 in a yard at a time so was their fav meal MILKWEED plants -so if you want monarchs in your yard plant a milkweed today!!!
I also heard on a local plant show that they like banana peels on compost piles!!!