I actually thought I posted this pictures last night, but I guess I just uploaded them and forgot to create a blog post.
It’s a little early for the Monarch Butterflies to have already made it down to Houston as part of their migration, so I have to assume these are local Monarchs. There is actually a pair of them, who were actually mating today. The male has been flying around for nearly 2 weeks so he’s probably coming close to the end of his lifespan. The female is a recent visitor. On a related note, my Milkweed is looking the best it has looked in years. I think all the rain we have received has really helped with that.
In addition to the Monarch Butterflies, I had a Queen Butterfly make an appearance the other day. I really like these Butterflies, and I wish they would frequent the garden much more than they do. I have personally witnessed at a wildseed farm, and in my own backyard, that Queen Butterflies really are drawn to this nectar plant called Blue Mistflower.