Thursday, October 9, 2008

tracking monarchs

*desert botanical garden, galvin parkway near papago park*
after sticking a tiny blue adhesive tag on the hindwing of this Monarch butterfly, 
an enthusiastic future scientist releases the colorful lepidoptera. the marked Monarchs are being released 
this fall in hopes that recoveries will lead to a better understanding of their migration routes.
 a few years back one of the marked butterflies was recovered in Mexico City. 


Randy said...

I loved this event. Nice shot.

Time to hit the road. Check out my site.

Sharon said...

Angie, This is so great. I was just there on Wednesday and took a ton of pictures. I kept trying to get one with thier wings open, but they were took quick for my and my camera. Great shot.