Monarch Butterfly - Danaus Plexippus

Andrew Stephens, Saturday the 4th of August, 2012 in Happening

The weather this week has ranged from mediocre to terrible, but today is great This post was automatically imported from my old sandfly.net.nz blog. It may look a little weird since it was not originally written for this format.. You could almost be forgiven for thinking spring is on the way.

Look who popped into my garden as I was hanging out the washing:

Monarch Butterfly feeding from a flower, taken in my garden
Monarch Butterfly feeding from a flower, taken in my garden

I love monarchs, being inedible means that they don't care about being garish and gives them an in-your-face attitude, like the 1980s distilled into butterfly form. This one looked a bit worse for wear after a hard winter, but still managed to look pretty boss.