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Monarch Butterflies in Woodham Park

May 24, 2017

As they do every year, the Monarch Butterflies are now living in large clusters in our local parks. My photo from today is from Woodham Park on Woodham road – where the butterflies cluster in the large Gingko biloba (Maidenhair Tree) that’s not far from the playground.

Here’s a short video I captured as well.

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The Bee and the Monarch

April 19, 2017

I was intent on photographing this Monarch butterfly in my garden this morning when a bee dropped in to explore the same flower. The garden is full of butterflies and bees which is a great sign.

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Monarch Butterflies in Woodham Park

May 19, 2016

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Each year I visit the parks around Christchurch to see the magnificent sight that is thousands of Monarch butterflies clustering together in the trees. I never tire of this! And, I always get the opportunity to introduce new people to this phenomenon – usually people in the park who wonder what I’m photographing up in the trees and then when they realise they are in shock at not having ever seen it before.

Here’s a little video I also made of the butterflies and placed onto my Facebook page:


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Monarch Butterfly in Blossom Tree

August 23, 2015

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I spotted several monarch butterflies in this blossom tree on a street in Opawa.

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Monarchs at Woodham Park

May 24, 2015

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Monarch butterflies ‘clustering’ in the trees at Woodham Park in Linwood. The over winter here every year. It’s quite an amazing thing to see and I highly recommend you look up in your local park as you just don’t know what could be hiding in the trees.

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This monarch was most interested in the piece of tissue paper that was on top of the hedge in the park. We wondered if there was some tasting food morsels left on it.

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