Driving home from work I briefly glimpsed a Monarch butterfly flitting over a field and landing on a pink clover flower (nectaring I assume). It disappeared before I could park or get a closer look. So no photo or gender determination.
The field had been mowed a couple of weeks ago, but new common milkweeds are once again starting to show up – a foot tall at most and no flowers yet.
This was at about 3:05 PM. At the time we had a partly cloudy sky with a light wind of 5 mph from the WSW. Other weather conditions were:
College Twp, PA
Latitude: 40.8 Longitude: -77.8
Observed by: R. Timothy
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