I found this dead butterfly in my backyard. It made me sad that it was dead, but I was grateful to enjoy its beauty.
Its the time of year for the great monarch migration. Each year millions of monarch butterflies trek thousands of miles to warmer weather where they will spend the winter. You can read more about these amazing insects and their incredible journey here: http://www.riverdeep.net/current/2000/09/092900_migrations.jhtml