Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monarch Butterflies on Tithonia

Monarch on fading tithonia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
Happy wild Wednesday! It's autumn and the tithonias (also known as Mexican sunflowers) are starting to fade but the butterflies don't seem to mind.
Monarch on tithonia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
I am so happy this pair of monarchs is visiting our tithonias. We grow them especially for the butterflies although the bees and hummingbirds like them too. This year we seem to have fewer butterflies than usual so their sightings are extra special.
Two monarch butterflies: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
Here you can see both monarch butterflies enjoying the tithonias.
Monarch in motion: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
I know it's blurry but I like how you can see the overall shape of the monarch butterfly's open wings.
Monarch and bee with tithonia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
This one's a bit blurry too but I liked the butterfly's curly proboscis and the bee photo bomb made me smile. Usually when I come out with my camera these two monarch butterflies fly away so perhaps they're starting to get used to me and I can get some better photos next time. For now, I hope you enjoyed these butterfly images. Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!

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