Monarchs mating in a willow tree. Lots were flying around also.
We have a 2000 acre ranch that is in a monarch flyway coming and going. We have seen literally thousands of monarchs on big migration days in the past. The monarchs I saw this week seem to be looking for pollinators or milkweed, traveling in different directions. I checked some known wild milkweed plants and found eggs on most of them.
The photo of mating monarchs I got lucky and also had my big zoom camera. We have hosted graduate students over the past three years to study the monarchs and that alone has been very educational to us. The one from OSU finished his study last year and we have one from TTU that will be leaving this fall.
Latitude: 33.1 Longitude: -100.2
Observed by: Brad
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