The elusive Monarch Butterfly visited our backyard. Submitted by Gedas Blekaitis.
Glenn Petersen was out for a walk on his farm and came across this beautiful Monarch butterfly on a Milkweed flower.
Evelyn Kenna was feeling lucky when she caught this photo of a Monarch Butterfly on the Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa) in her front garden. “Monarch caterpillars are completely dependent on milkweed for their survival. This is a “must-have” perennial for every garden!”
“This Monarch butterfly is almost camouflaged on the orange Dahlia flower in our garden”, writes Joseph Hollick. “We were surprised that the Monarch is still here and had not yet migrated south as it was mid-October when I took this picture”.
“The Scented Garden in Hendrie Park at the RBG served as a stopover for a huge number of Monarch Butterflies”, writes Barbara Philps. “It was truly a spectacular sight!”
I watched this stunning Monarch butterfly sunning itself on the Sedum! Submitted by Kathy Pickering.