I’m beginning to resign myself to not seeing any monarch butterflies this year. It’s strange. I saw several last year (or possibly the same one taunting me), and the year before streams and streams of them in the fall migration. This year, not the merest sight of a monarch. Not that there’s been a shortage of big and/or yellow butterflies. And the latest is a lady.
When I saw it checking out the butterfly bush, I first thought of Painted Lady, but it’s an American Lady. Either way, it may not be a monarch, but it migrates too, and people are tracking them. Cool. More bugs to report.