2 Monarchs nectaring on Butterfly Bush, one hour before sunset.
There have been few Monarchs here this year. Most years I captive rear 75 plus monarchs. This year captive reared only one.
The Butterfly Bush is not in sunlight at this hour, so I suspect they are migrating and were preparing to roost for the evening. Sure enough after about 30 minutes of nectaring they flew up into a locust tree for the night.
(In photo large Monarch is at center top of Butterfly Bush; smaller Monarch is in left center of bush)
Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -70
Observed by: Dori
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