by Brandon Butler
Flying Through a Monarch Butterfly Swarm 4/30/2020

I love Monarch Butterflies. When I was a kid we’d see them every year in our yard in the Bay Area. I haven’t see a Monarch in person in years.

This PBS video (via YouTube) was shot with a specially designed drone made to look like a hummingbird, with the blades of the drone’s propellers carefully covered to prevent injury to the butterflies. This is a beautifully filmed video of a dying, magical creature.