6/24/21 8:30 am-9:15 am.
21°c Sunny South wind at 23kmh/35kmh gusts.
First mated pair! First I saw a female near our common milkweed; she flew across road & I located her nectaring on thistle on dike bank. Minutes later observed a second Monarch, a male, also on thistle. He moved a little to the east; she moved a little to the west...next thing you know...coupled!
I've been seeing at least 1 (usually 2-3) monarch daily since 6/18.
More photos & video here-
Latitude: 42 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Darlene
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