There are several Anacua (Sandpaper Tree) Trees in our backyard. They're blooming right now (even after the tough freeze week we had a month ago). They're covered by countless Monarchs. Some are resting, while others are soaring around the trees and the yard. (This also happened a couple of years ago. The Monarchs stayed until all the flowers had been exhausted [fallen off]. What a joyful experience!)
Anacua trees are said to grow in eastern Mexico and south Texas, but they proved to be so hardy, that they could probably survive in colder zones. The Anacuas were among the first trees to turn green during this "late spring."
Latitude: 27.5 Longitude: -99.5
Observed by: Celia Esther
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