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The Painted Lady - A Mystery Revealed, Awake! | December 2013

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The Painted Lady....   A  Mystery  Revealed  --

EUROPEAN observers have long admired colorful painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) and have wondered what happened to them at the end of each summer. Do they simply perish with the onset of cold weather? Fresh research reveals an extraordinary story. The butterflies make an annual journey between northern Europe and Africa.

Researchers combined results from sophisticated radar with thousands of sightings reported by volunteers across Europe. The results revealed that as the summer ends, millions of painted lady butterflies migrate south, mostly flying at an altitude of more than 1,600 feet (500 m)—therefore hardly ever seen by humans. The butterflies wait for favorable winds,

which they ride at an average speed of 28 miles per hour (45 km/h) on the long trip to Africa. Their annual migration is up to 9,300 miles (15,000 km) long, beginning from as far north as the fringes of the Arctic and terminating as far south as tropical West Africa. The trip is almost double that of the North American monarch butterfly. It takes six successive generations of painted ladies to complete the round-trip.

Professor Jane Hill of the University of York, in England, explains: “The Painted Lady just keeps going, breeding and moving.” Annually, those steps take the whole population from northern Europe to Africa and back again.

“This tiny creature weighing less than a gram [0.04 oz] with a brain the size of a pin head and no opportunity to learn from older, experienced individuals, undertakes an epic intercontinental migration,” states Richard Fox, surveys manager at Butterfly Conservation. This insect was “once thought to be blindly led, at the mercy of the wind, into an evolutionary dead end in the lethal British winter,” Fox adds. Yet this study “has shown Painted Ladies to be sophisticated travellers.”

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We could definitely learn from the resiliency of this beautiful fragile creature. Though it seems there is no direction for their lives and that they are mercilessly tossed about...it is not so. They have faith that where they land is the step needed to continue their journey. And the journey that leads to the real life isnt always seen by us or even those around us. We simply must have Faith that these things are for our betterment. The journey is long my friends and the road untraveled. Have faith because this invisible force...this warm breeze guiding you through your travels is making the way for you. Much love and healing to you all! Learn and observe from all his creations. They are clues he sets before us to help guide our steps.

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Thanks for you wonderful comment, dear @Brandy Ballejos  You are absolutely right!  We all can alot learn from our tiny until big animals👍💚  🐝🐛🦀🐠🐟  The humans seems SO clever...  but the really importend things of life they ignore, so sad😢  The nature is just very busy with beating back :(

Best wishes and greetings from Germany :) 🌹💚🌹 

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On 11/24/2017 at 5:21 PM, Queen Esther said:

Thanks for you wonderful comment, dear @Brandy Ballejos  You are absolutely right!  We all can alot learn from our tiny until big animals👍💚  🐝🐛🦀🐠🐟  The humans seems SO clever...  but the really importend things of life they ignore, so sad😢  The nature is just very busy with beating back :(

Best wishes and greetings from Germany :) 🌹💚🌹 

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