Tag Archives: Monarchs


Aphids are very much a part of the complex natural jigsaw that is your garden. We need to understand the part they play in a ‘butterfly habitat’. In an earlier […]

The Blogging Business

How can New Zealanders save our butterflies, if they don’t know they exist?

Monarch gathering

One of my girls seen my new plants and says have you seen all the Monarch’s in our park??? Being 7.00pm tonight and not wanting to wait till light I […]

Matua Monarchs

Two clusters seen today at Matua sites.

Cluster at West Lynn

Hi there Al & I went to check out West Lynn butterfly house this afternoon. Wow amazing to see them clustering and makes you know now what to look for […]

Overwintering cluster

Cos Ray took this wonderful photograph of an overwintering cluster earlier this winter, in the Bay of Plenty.

Overwinter Clusters in Christchurch

Images taken last weekend of overwintering sites in Christchurch

Lisa Oneill’s photo of monarchs in her garden in an old Oak tree

This photo taken in June

Maraetai Monarchs

Overwintering near Auckland

Monarch aggregate in Totara tree, Orewa

This photograph was taken by Jan Read on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula – Monarchs overwintering behind the Rodney District Council buildings.