Every August, thousands of specimens of Danaus plexippus (The Monarch Butterfly) gather together to prepare for their Southward migration to Mexico and points beyond. One of these gathering spots, I discovered yesterday, is a small stand of trees near Wexford Cemetary in Scarborough. Wandering through there, I saw scads of the things perched in the various pine/willow trees. I went by this morning with my digital, and snapped a few pictures of them as they were just waking up:
Doesn't really capture the effect of having several dozen of them fluttering around your head, but not bad.