Saturday, September 2, 2023

Monarch


I had seen very few Monarch Butterflies this year until a week and a half ago and then spotted this one enjoying some Phlox flowers. Then a few days later I spotted the largest number of monarchs I have ever seen in one place (more than 20), all around some Liatris (Blazing Stars) plants. I must go back to this location and see if I can get some pics before all the Monarchs head south.

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

17 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

Very fitting to your last post!
I saw some white butterflies today.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely capture of the Monarch.
I have only seen two this season. I am glad you are seeing more there.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great to see.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. I wonder if those monarchs were on their migration path.

Bill said...

Beautiful butterfly and flower. Great capture.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Cloudia said...

Oh nice! Thank you! Aloha Pat

Taken For Granted said...

The Monarchs may have already started heading south. I have seen a few today, but not as many as a few years ago. I think they are having a hard time.

Mark Burgess said...

I keep looking for monarchs here but with little luck.

roentare said...

Great focus on the markings of the butterfly

Debbie said...

beautiful image, such a pretty, perfect monarch. i have see very few myself and also my black swallowtails. i do have 8 caterpillars right now but only had 2 thus far. i usually have at least 50!!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Superb butterflies -I'm very jealous that we don't have them here!

Anvilcloud said...

That was a royally good sighting of Monarchs.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Oh! how beautiful!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! It does seem to be a rare sighting to see Monarchs now. What a gorgeous photo on that pretty flower. Hope he makes it down to Florida! I'll let you know! lol

Jenn Jilks said...

Thank you for sharing yours! I've only seen a Viceroy this year.

GreenComotion said...

Wow! What a great capture!!
I am not sure what I have seen this year :)