Saturday, July 16, 2022

Finally A Monarch


This is only the second Monarch butterfly I have seen this summer and it was quite happily fluttering around in a patch of milkweed. I was pleased to catch it being still for a second. 

Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

22 comments:

Tom said...

...I sa my first Monarch of the year, last week.

Andrew said...

A good close up. I wonder where the butterflies in Australia have gone? Poisoned by pesticides?

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Monarch! I have not seen one yet. Great photo!
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

Sharon said...

Beautiful butterfly. I find it mind boggling to think of the distances they cover in their lifetimes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's gorgeous! I haven't seen one this summer yet so hopefully I will soon! Beautiful!

21 Wits said...

It's beautiful and you're right I haven't seen them too much lately either probably because our weather has been too hot for them?

Anvilcloud said...

My goodness! I think I just realized that I haven’t seen one yet this year.

William Kendall said...

Quite beautiful.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They are amazing insects just to look at, but when I think about the migration they make my mind is suitably boggled. Not a species we ever see here.

Rain said...

How nice to see a Monarch! I haven't seen any around here in New Brunswick!

Taken For Granted said...

We have also noticed fewer Monarch butterflies around than in the past. Usually there are great flocks of them in the fall as they gather to head south.

Villrose said...

Always waiting for them to appear! They arrived already in June this year. Didn't expect them before August.

s.c said...

And that all the way from Mexico.

The Furry Gnome said...

I've seen a few, but never sitting still!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Gorgeous capture!

Iris Flavia said...

None so far.

Lea said...

Lovely!
Have a blessed day!

Bill said...

Very pretty!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Woooow! It is very beautiful!

Jenn Jilks said...

We only spotted on recently!

Cloudia said...

Thank you Pat. Wishing you blessings

Anu said...

Beautiful.