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.