A very busy bee October 11, 2012 Snapped in my garden this afternoon. Here’s a few other photos from my garden. The poor old Monarch is not looking good – I’m guessing it’s on its last days. Tags: bees, flowers Published on Thursday, October 11th, 2012, under Nature « A Walk Up Mount Pleasant Buck the Alaskan Malamute » 4 Responses to “A very busy bee” TheChieftess says: October 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm Love the yellow flowers…Monarchs don’t last but a couple of days I think… Michelle says: October 12, 2012 at 8:48 am We’ve got some swan plants in the garden, so attracting a few. I suspect they are laying their eggs (if that’s what they do!). So expect we will have some monarch caterpillars arriving soon. Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo says: October 12, 2012 at 2:18 am I love how you caught the bee in mid flight Michelle, very nice. I never realised that Monarch made it as far as NZ. Michelle says: October 12, 2012 at 8:50 am Hi Paul, I think the Monarch made it as far south as Christchurch – but not much further. I grew up a lot further south and don’t remember them as a kid. But is seems that most Cantabrians have memories of swan plants at school.