One Tagged Monarch, One New Monarch, And One Returning Monarch



Three new Monarch Butterflies today (4 if you count the deformed wing Monarch I posted about earlier).

One was a returning male Monarch that we had previously tagged. It was feeding in the early morning on the white flowers of the Butterfly Bush.

Male Monarch Butterfly On White Butterfly Bush Against Sky Background

Male Monarch Butterfly On White Butterfly Bush Against Sky Background

The second one was one that we had not previously tagged and it was getting nectar from one of the yellow Zinnia flowers.

Untagged Monarch On Yellow Zinnia

Untagged Monarch On Yellow Zinnia

The final Monarch Butterfly we saw today is one that emerged from our outdoor Butterfly enclosure.  I cheated on this picture because I intentionally placed it on the Shrimp plant while it was expanding and drying its wings.  I just wanted a different picture from what I’ve been taking.

Monarch Butterfly Inflating Wings On Shrimp Plant

Monarch Butterfly Inflating Wings On Shrimp Plant

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