Monarchs - pleased by sightings on our road trip

Monkton, MD(Zone 6b)

We had a terrible summer for butterflies in MI this summer but right before we left another Monarch showed up. That made 3 for the summer which was better than last year. We drove from MI to MD over 2 days and I was pleased to see a lot of Monarchs as we were driving the highways. We pulled into our organic farmer to get some tomatoes before going home and his Zinnia cut flower patch was alive with butterflies including many Monarchs. He also has a large patch of Milkweed on his property. I will try to get photos as my camera was buried but it was nice to see Monarchs as the dominant flying butterfly on our long trip.

Monkton, MD(Zone 6b)

Here are photos from this morning at the cut flower garden at the organic farm. It was cloudy and all of the other butterflies were sleeping in but not the Monarchs. They were all over the place.

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