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July 23, 2014 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: The Monarchs Have Arrived

Monarch Butterfly

Almost wordless: Last week there were Monarch Butterflies in my wildflower garden. This one is enjoying the Purple Coneflower. A few of them even landed on the Milkweed, proving that if you plant it, they will come.

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  1. Sue / Jul 23 2014 8:27 am

    So nice to see them around again. No caterpillars on my milkweed yet though.


    • Leslie / Jul 23 2014 9:24 am

      None here yet either. They did land on the milkweed so I’ve been checking every day.


  2. Gattina / Jul 23 2014 8:37 am

    Long time I haven’t seen a butterfly ! Beautiful picture !


  3. Beth Hoffman / Jul 23 2014 8:54 am

    Beautiful capture, Leslie.


  4. harvee / Jul 23 2014 9:08 am

    How nice. I have only a few cone flower plants and fewer milkweed. Maybe next year they will come.

    What a delight for your garden.


    • Leslie / Jul 23 2014 9:23 am

      I only have four Milkweed plants, which I hope to increase next year. But they really like the purple coneflower.


  5. cmjenniferm / Jul 23 2014 9:15 am

    Pretty! We are starting to see more butterflies here, too.


  6. BermudaOnion / Jul 23 2014 9:49 am

    I love seeing them. Lovely photo!


  7. Sue St Clair / Jul 23 2014 10:03 am

    Stunning photo and so glad to see them. I worry when I read how their numbers are falling and do not recall seeing any in my neck of the woods the last couple of years. Happy WW


  8. Pat @ Posting For Now / Jul 23 2014 10:35 am

    Amazing photo!


  9. irene / Jul 23 2014 1:46 pm

    wonderful photo


  10. Suko / Jul 23 2014 2:58 pm

    That is beautiful, Leslie. Amazing photo!


  11. WordsAndPeace / Jul 23 2014 7:49 pm

    awesome! and yesterday we received the visit of our first hummingbird in the back yard!


    • Leslie / Jul 26 2014 11:39 am

      I have two hummingbird feeders this year and so far no hummingbirds in the yard. I have seen them in the park a few blocks away, so maybe I’m just missing their visits.


      • WordsAndPeace / Jul 26 2014 12:02 pm

        I was actually surprised, I thought it was too early, at least for our back yard usually they come more in August, and when it’s much warmer than now. I will try to give them your address


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  13. Carol / Jul 24 2014 11:04 am

    How gorgeous!


  14. Arti / Jul 26 2014 10:54 am

    Amazing photo! Beautiful and clear. Just wondering, are the Monarchs you see passing through during migration? What is their flight path? I’m reading the book The Homing Instinct by Bernd Henrich. Mesmerized by the capability of these tiny creatures.


    • Leslie / Jul 26 2014 11:37 am

      Monarchs do breed here so I am hopeful that the ones I saw left some eggs. I have a few milk weed plants in the garden but so far no caterpillars. I enjoyed The Homing Instinct – wonderful book.



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