Wonderful monarchs were everywhere today! I was seeing them flying, nectaring, looking for milkweed, egg-laying, resting, sunbathing, and males chasing females. It was a sunny day with temperatures in the 60's and 70's, light breezes, and low humidity around 40%.
As I walked about observing monarchs throughout the day, I decided to take a peek more closely at some of the milkweed & found a milkweed with two first instar monarch larvae on it ~ the first seen this spring.
This is a photo of a monarch nectaring from a blackberry blossom in the early morning sunlight ~ collecting a bit of pollen in the process!
Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8
Observed by: Kathy
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