September 18th 2005
I had 100's of them land in my back yard last year and today was the day I started seeing them flying in, 1, 2's , 3's up to 6 at a time. All landing in my maple trees and elm tree. I guess I am now officially a rest spot path for their winter migration.
My zipcode is 62040 I am in IL.
Today I called my mother over and we sat outside and watched them for a couple of hours fluttering in. Some of them are HUGE , some very small , some BRIGHT Orange some not as orange. Had one that was black and blue but tipped with a monarch orange pattern, very strange. Will have to do some research on that one, wondering if there are hybrids of such butterfly's is that common?