A Monarch Butterfly

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This is only the only monarch butterfly I’ve seen this week.

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It stopped to feed on the tiny white flowers of this honey vine Cynanchum lavae, before flying on to the north.

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What a beautiful way to start the day!

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And then …. I was weeding in the garden, around the honey vine.

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And there was a monarch caterpillar feeding on one of its leaves.

That was a first for me … calls for more research.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Lovely pictures, good luck with the research.

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  2. I’ve seen 3 this year but not a single one would hold still long enough for a photo. You got some good ones!

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