The Monarch Butterflies are on their way to the Transvolcanic Range in Mexico. Monarchs are like birds in that they migrate to a warmer climate in the winter. They are the only insects that can fly 2500 miles and they follow the same migration patterns every year. The Latitude of my house is 28.30N - more or less - so I'm expecting them any day now. They usually stop by and spend the night. Thousands of them flutter down and settle on my crepe myrtle tree. The first time I experienced this, I was out in the garden, towards dusk, and they floated down all around me. It was magical - there is just no other word for it.
Due to recent rains - the crepe myrtle is in full bloom and awaits their arrival.