Early December 2020 and just into Summer, yet we're barely seeing any butterflies in our little far north corner of New Zealand. Yesterday, to my delight, this lovely female Monarch purposefully flew about the garden enjoying nectar from the Verbena flowers and also flowers on the yellow Daisy Bush. She really was positive in her flight path, swinging between the flowers, up and over the roof of out house, then back to the flowers.
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Opua, New Zealand.
Keen butterfly photographer and raises Monarch Butterflies for release.
" I'm crazy about butterflies and enjoy sharing the beauty and wonder of their transformations."
Monarch Caterpillar emerging from egg
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UNRAVELLING MONARCH MYSTERY