Lengthy annual migrations are one of the monarch’s claims to fame. These migrations are so long that no single butterfly can make the entire journey. Eggs are laid by the females for future generations to continue and complete the trip. Only this butterfly migrates both north and south on an annual basis. source
However, this particular monarch’s world was confined to the Butterfly Encounter at Lucas Nursery in Oviedo, Florida. (This location is both educational as well as a source for all things related to butterflies.) The fragrance and colorful blooms of numerous butterfly host and nectar plants make this a perfect location to photograph a variety of these insects. Soft music in the background accompanied by the sounds of a splashing miniature waterfall cause this to be a place of beauty, relaxation and wonder.
This is a favorite place for me to visit. What place makes you ask with excitement, “Are we there yet?”