As we were preparing for a Father's Day pool party with family, Frankie yelled for me to come..."AND BRING YOUR CAMERA!" I think he was as excited as I was to see this tattered and broken winged Monarch float and flutter and lay eggs before her time is up. It was amazing to watch as she was still able to fly with such broken wings.
She landed long enough...
...to lay several eggs and move on.
She came back today.
Maybe she knew she was welcomed!
I've been so fortunate to see and be such a big part of these creatures life cycle. I'm so curious where she came from, is she one of mine, does DNA GPS get encoded and the butterflies know where to come back for the milkweed?
I guess I'll be busy this summer...raising butterflies!
Happy (Monarch) shooting!