Monarch Resting


I came home yesterday having taking lots of beach photos.  I was unlocking the door when I noticed some fluttering. It was two large monarchs flying around each other. They’ve been visiting the tree by my door for months now. Thankful that I had my camera handy, I aimed and got this shot of one of them having a feed. It kept opening and closing it’s wings as they do… so it’s bit of a trick to know when to click! This monarch can’t be very old as it looks in good condition (no scratching on the wings).


A few years back I planted swan plants to attract monarchs and watching them go through their life cycle is absolutely fascinating. I could sit for hours and watch the caterpillars. I highly recommend it to anyone.


  • 8 years ago

    Hi Michelle

    Beautiful photographs! What a shame that in some parts of the country we are not encouraged to grow Buddleia, as the butterflies sure like it.

    Do you get other butterflies visiting your garden?


    • 8 years ago

      Hi Jacqui,

      Thanks for the mention of the plant, as I didn’t know what it was (it’s on the neighbours side of the fence but hangs over). I don’t see many other butterflies at all.

  • excellent capture of this butterfly. such color and beauty and a colorful flower it has landed on. I also enjoyed your beach photos. Just gorgeous. I enjoy following your website. Happy Photo Blogging!

  • 8 years ago

    Great photos of these beautiful creatures.

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