Look who came to visit my garden!
A monarch butterfly.
Just passing through.
According to www.monarchwatch.org, Monarchs are the only butterfly to migrate two ways each year. They make the round trip once, and their descendants make the same return trip the next year. They travel up to 3,000 miles! And, although they stop to nectar, scientists are baffled because, instead of losing weight along the trip, which would be expected, they actually gain weight!
If you want to see a map of their migration patterns, click HERE.
I'm so glad this one decided to stop in my garden! Fatten up, little one!