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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
A Visiting Monarch.......
The photo above is one of a larger than life monarch butterfly. It is the first that I have seen this summer feeding on the zinnias. It is the only one at this time that is out there. I have been seeing monarchs along the highways where they are feeding and flying up into traffic.
The monarch flaps it wings open to lift off of a flower so you need to be fast with a better camera than I have to catch it. I noticed that they open really wide for about a second or two and then they flip up into the air. The landing is open winged also but they shut close those wings immediately to start eating.