Nothing says October or Fall to me like the migrating Monarchs that fly through Fire Island National Seashore, heading from east to west on their way to Mexico. In fact, there are so many different species of butterflies migrating through last weekend, it's amazing. In one little 20' x 5' patch of seaside marigold (pictured below) I saw Monarchs, American Coppers, Buckeyes, Cabbage Whites and Orange Sulphers, all at the same time. Amazing. I took this shot last weekend.