This is a follow-up photo/report to my Monarch Adult Sighted report of 03/18/2018.
I followed this beautiful monarch for about 30 minutes as she devotedly looked for good milkweed to lay her eggs on. At times she rested and we both took a break. She made an attempt to nectar on some false garlic, but the buds were still closed. At one point in her low fluttering flying she flushed a sparrow out of the grass, but she wasn't flustered. She was harassed a bit by the usual smaller butterflies that seem to have a thing against monarchs ... but again, she carried on with her mission. Another female was egg-laying in the area as well, so their paths crossed a bit, but mostly they stayed apart. In this photo she is laying an egg on a very young milkweed shoot. Most of the monarchs I am seeing have somewhat faded wings and some have a bit of wing-edge tattering.
Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8
Observed by: Kathy
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