We had our first museum science class today which is kind of a long drive. Then after I needed to do a household errand which took me clear across Long Island. Science was on the North Shore and the errand was on the South Shore. It was a 17 mile drive that took almost two hours because the traffic was INSANE. The errand was completed in ten minutes. I called my husband to let him know I was done and I was heading home and he advised that I take the Ocean Parkway home. It was not quicker but much more scenic. I took his advice and was quickly cursing the day he was born. To get to that particular parkway was a total nightmare, roads closed to construction, detours, two accidents.
I was frothing at the mouth by the time we got to the beach.
Then I took the loop on to the long parkway that would get us pretty close to home and was totally amazed. All that stress left as the kids and I were amazed at the hundreds of butterflies everywhere. It really was spectacular. We also saw a few seagulls flying above holding fish and a bunny.
Who knew you could see so much nature tearing down completely obeying the speed limit on a parkway? It was quite the site.
If there is somewhere near your house where you can observe this migration I highly recommend you do so. In the meantime this Journey North website has an enormous amount of information about the Monarch migration including lesson plans and printables.
I hope you all have a pleasant evening. I have to go scrape butterfly guts off my windshield :).