This lovely monarch is feeding on the sweet nectar of the common milkweed flower. These butterflies are truly amazing to watch as they flutter and putter about in masses around patches of milkweed. An even more impressive sight is the annual winter migration to wintering sites in Mexico where thousands upon thousands huddle together on trees in huge clusters, in some cases, completely covering the trunks.For more wildlife paintings, visit my art gallery page.
|Adult Monarch on Common Milkweed|
(Danaus plexippus) and (Asclepias syriaca)