A Photo a Day of Christchurch New Zealand

A very busy bee

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.


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Michelle is a Christchurch web designer and photography fan living in Christchurch New Zealand.


  1. TheChieftess on October 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Love the yellow flowers…Monarchs don’t last but a couple of days I think…

    • Michelle on 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.

  2. Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo on 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 on 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.

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