I really like watching Monarch butterflies. For years in the fall, I anxiously awaited the butterfly migration, camera in hand, to get pictures of them and watch them flutter around gracefully. We have a lot of trees on our ranch and going for a run along the road was like running in a butterfly cloud one or two days a year.
I have even grown milkweed for the butterflies. It started with my garden. Admittedly, I’ve let the milkweed get out of hand and it makes real gardening difficult in places. Now, I’ve gotten a small area (about an acre) that has enough milkweed established that I can be aggressive in keeping it out of the garden.
I no longer see large groups of Monarchs migrating in the fall, but I do get to see a few of them regularly throughout the year. At any given time, there might be a half dozen adult Monarchs flitting about that small area where the milkweed grows.
Hopefully, I’ll get to run in a butterfly cloud again someday.
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Jaz Shelley produced her first collegiate triple-double to fuel an offensive onslaught by Nebraska. Another Husker newcomer, Allison Weidner almost registered a triple double of her own.
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