Thumb of 2014-10-27/plantladylin/76166c@plantladylin submitted this image in the Bugs or Birds on Plants category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

plantladylin added a caption:Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) and Monarch Butterfly
Nov 19, 2014 8:28 PM CST
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Name: Jennifer
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I cannot believe no one has commented on this photo yet! It is spectacular. So nice to see a Monarch. After a few years of not seeing any I had a pair of them dancing on a butterfly bush late this summer.
Nov 20, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Thanks Jennifer! We had lots of Monarchs last year (as well as other butterflies) which was so good to see but all butterflies were sporadic visitors to the garden this year and I think I only saw Monarchs three or four times.
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