We made a flying trip to Manhattan to catch the Halloween migration of a couple of the rarest, most beautiful butterflies. The inhabitant of the house above seemed just as awestruck by their dazzling wings and glittery bodies as I was.
Migrating butterflies are often faced with obstacles. But a little snow and chilly temperatures didn't keep them from flying from house to house in the neighborhood.
They had a wonderful time flitting from one house to another, ...
... But butterflies prefer the warmth. Once they had enough nectar gathered for the journey back home, they were happy to pass out treats to the ghosts and goblins who stopped by. Grandpa and Uncle Brent filled in on candy duty while the butterflies were traveling the neighborhood.
Today, we start another migration of sorts. We will start bringing pairs home from summer pasture.