Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 11/07/2023

Number: 3

At 10:15am it was 75 degrees F, mostly sunny, 76% humidity, with gusty winds from the S. I had just walked down into the pastures when I saw this female monarch checking out milkweed plants. I did not observe her laying eggs, though I saw her for only a short time. In this photo she is nectaring from a budding/flowering Asclepias viridis milkweed plant. Her wings are quite damaged, though she was able to fly well. In fact, soon after this photo she rose high into the air and headed for the treeline, sailing up and over toward the SW, even as the wind was blowing from the S.

The second monarch sighting was at noon as I emerged from our woodlands. I saw a bright-winged monarch flying fast (passing right by me) ~ again heading SW across the meadow.

The third monarch I saw at 1:45pm flying in our back yard, heading basically SW, though I only saw it briefly from our kitchen window. It was large and bright-winged.

Montgomery, TX

Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8

Observed by: Kathy
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