Guess what flew into my milkweed patch? Yes: a monarch butterfly. I was able to get a photo of it hanging out on a milkweed stalk--please note I am not much of a wildlife photographer!
I noticed the monarch definitely showed a preference for the milkweed plant. Tossed around in a light breeze it touched down on other native plants, such as coneflower, for only a fraction of a second, but happily relaxed on the milkweed as shown here. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed. Could that be a female? Could I have tiny monarch caterpillars hatching in few weeks? That would be very exciting, and I will keep an eye out for eggs. As intrepid wildlife photographer, I'll sneak up on them and catch them in action.
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