A Facebook friend mentioned a spot where she saw a couple of dozen Monarchs on some New England Aster this past Saturday. I decided to see if they repeated the visit yesterday morning and did find a couple. Those shots were pretty much like the ones I shared the other day so likely won’t appear here. There was one on some goldenrod so maybe.
But as I wandered around in the tall growth, goldenrods, milkweeds, and some foot catching vines that I didn’t ID but am pretty sure were bindweeds, one of which did trip me up, I chased this flash of yellow flying over the meadow.
Clouded Sulphur-Colias philodice
As you can see the sun was not too high over my shoulder casting nice shadow and illuminating every scale on the butterfly’s wings. And that green eye! Do you think he was harboring some sort of jealousy?