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Monarch Butterfly on Aster

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on May 7, 2012

I am seeing more monarch butterflies this year than I saw all summer last year.  The only one I saw last year was this one trying to weather a wind storm on an aster.

Monarch butterfly on asters in the wind, Danaus plexippus, Aster oblongifolius

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Archana May 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm

What a beautiful view! I saw it for the first time. It really has beautiful colors. You have shot this very artistically.
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Christina Black May 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Now that’s a nice butterfly! I am really glad that this year you saw more monarch butterflies than you did last summer. I am still amazed by the beauty of this butterfly!
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Vincent October 30, 2012 at 3:14 am

When I was a kid I usually see butterflies flying about, now I usually only see them in butterfly sanctuaries. It’s sad to see that these beautiful creatures are not thriving.

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