monarch butterfly on milkweed flowers
This is the first Monarch I have seen on the fields by the gardens this year. The milkweed is in full bloom and, with the warmer and dryer weather, lots of butterflies are out and about.
I was asked about the Monarchs' Spring migration and didn't know, so I looked it up. They arrived in the Boston area (from Mexico) in June, but I just hadn't spotted one until now. They will have several generations here before they migrate back down to Mexico in September.
wildflowers, weeds, invasives and natives