This eastern Monarch visitor will soon be leaving, migrating to Mexico for the winter. I’m amazed that it flies so well with that notch missing from it’s right wing.
I wonder if they prefer flittering around on their own during the summer here, or roosting on Oyamel Fir Trees with tens of thousands of other monarchs (that’s in ONE tree) when they get to Mexico.
I’m going to plant some milkweed plants this fall because monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs and their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants. I’ll miss these delicate winged creatures and the sight of their graceful flight.