A few weeks ago, there were six monarch caterpillars on milkweed in our gardens. Today 4 monarch butterflies were flying in the gardens. I suspect they just completed their metamorphosis from egg, to larva (caterpillar), to butterfly - somewhere in our garden. So glad to see them!
They seem to love the Verbena bonariensis best!
I also saw them on Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate (above), phlox and cleome (not pictured), and zinnias (below).
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