Monday, October 3, 2011

tree year project 2011, #11

In the past week, I've seen more monarchs flying around town on the sunnier days. One was kind enough to rest on the Douglas-fir tree that I'm featuring for The Tree Year project. And, no, those orange-brown blobs in the second picture aren't monarchs; they're cones. I wanted to also show how brown the cones have gotten. Actually they started turning from green to brown back in August, but I'm just now getting a picture of it.


Anonymous said...

Good one of the Monarch! The changes of the cones are interesting.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks, Natalie. The little town where I live is known for wintering monarchs at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. I hope The Tree Year project is still going strong. That was a great idea of yours.