The 1st Butterfly I've seen this year

These buds have bloomed, now tiny bees and butterfly's are having a feast
@rebelann (110328)
El Paso, Texas
October 21, 2023 11:51am CST
Of course I am stoked. So many people talk about the butterflies they get yet for me it's a rare sight probably because of the dry heat we have in spring and summer. Isn't she a beauty? I videoed her on Oct 18, 2023.
It's the first butterfly I've seen all year, this was Oct 18, 2023. I am totally stoked about this and very surprised at how tiny it is, the blooms on the bu...
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@AmbiePam (83478)
• United States
21 Oct
You have the perfect voice for an informative nature show.
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@AmbiePam (83478)
• United States
21 Oct
@rebelann You’re welcome; it’s the truth.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
Really? Thank you.
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@Dena91 (15522)
• United States
21 Oct
I never thought about butterflies not being everywhere but maybe they don't like the dry heat. Glad you got to see one.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
We have moths though, I suppose that's the trade off?
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@much2say (53230)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Nov
Soooo pretty! Really stands out on that bush too .
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@much2say (53230)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Nov
@rebelann We do get them - monarchs and big swallowtails . . . but I don't know the names of others. What I would like to see are the blueish and purplish ones - I never see those out here. Hope you get more!
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Nov
Oh wow, I've never seen any that are blueish or purplish, would love to see those though.
@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
That's what I thought too. Do you get butterflies? This is the first one I've seen in years.
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@LadyDuck (450672)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
I enjoyed your video, the butterfly is beautiful and she seems to enjoy those flowering plants.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
She is gone now, butterflies only live a few days so hopefully she has created some cocoons for next years butterflies.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
It is the nature of things, worker bees usually only live about 3 or 4 days.
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@LadyDuck (450672)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@rebelann I hope she has, I am sorry knowing that they have such a short life.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48461)
• United States
21 Oct
I wish that I could send some your way.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
Thank you so much I wish you could as well
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@LindaOHio (148600)
• United States
22 Oct
Lovely. It sure looks like a monarch. Have a good Sunday.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
Could it be that monarchs can be small as well?
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@LindaOHio (148600)
• United States
22 Oct
@rebelann Maybe. I don't know for sure.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
21 Oct
That's a pretty colour We used to get this type when our Ixora were in bloom.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
22 Oct
@rebelann We do not have those kind of flowers that attract butterflies at the moment.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
I am sure you must get many different kinds of butterflies
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@RebeccasFarm (81499)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
22 Oct
Oh a rare lovely winged creature. Lovely Rebel.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
Yes, to me at least, I haven't a clue if these mini monarchs fly around in other areas.
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@jstory07 (132771)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Oct
What a beautiful butterfly. I have only seen a couple in the last few years.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
Now that you mention it I didn't see any last year.
@Juliaacv (47759)
• Canada
21 Oct
That is a beauty.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
I thought so too. If it weren't so little I'd think it were a monarch.
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@JudyEv (321276)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
That's very pretty. I don't see too many butterflies either. Maybe I just don't look.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
Maybe I don't look either but I honestly think it's more to do with the hot arid weather we get in srring, summer.
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Oct
It is beautiful. I see a butterfly every once in awhile but by the time I get my phone out to get a picture they’ve left the scene.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
It took me 2 days to get this one, that bush of mine is really drawing in the bees, wasps and for a little while the butterfly.
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Oct
@rebelann They love the nectar.
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