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Fading in Texas
"A noticeable shift to 1st generation monarchs now dominates most of our observations. We still see an occasional traveler from Mexico, faded and tattered from the journey. We saw one female braving the winds whose wings were almost transparent. The 1st generation monarchs are everywhere and we see newly emerged monarchs almost every morning. Their colors are so brilliant and contrast dramatically with the landscape around them." Chuck Patterson, Driftwood, Texas

Monarch butterfly

Image: Chuck Patterson