Monarch morning

The gliding orange and black caught my eye. Soon the monarch landed, on milkweed along the edge of sunlight. monarch 58 medium crop

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But then I saw that this monarch was not the only one. The pair flew in tight formation for a few moments.DSC_0089

And then there was a third monarch! Here is what they were here for—the restored patch of native grasses (and milkweed) at Red Bug Slough: DSC_0091

NOTE: My piece on the continent-wide conservation effort to save the monarch was published this month at Scientific American.

2 Comments so far

  1. Rick on October 9th, 2014

    That’s milkweed, the primary food source for monarchs.

  2. Roger Real Drouin on October 9th, 2014

    Thanks, Rick. It seems like that’s what they were there for 🙂

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