|Tagged monarch at Tonto Natural Bridge|
|Tonto Natural Brid|
|Asclepias subverticillata seed pods - Flagstaff|
|Male monarch on thistle - Flagstaf|
|Monarch on Rabbitbush - Grand Canyon|
We also still found a few 5th instar monarch larvae. A few days earlier Laura was at the Canyon and also saw several.
|Asclepias subverticillata seeds|
On the road home we saw roadsides filled with ripe rabbitbush in bloom everywhere, a butterfly's delight.
....and it wasn't limited to the roadsides. Rolling hills of rabbitbush were cascading everywhere you could see, a perfect nectar for the migration.
|Mating queen butterflies in mesquite|
|Drought stricken Gooding Willow trees|
|Queen butterfly on camphorweed|
Interested in monarch butterflies in Arizona? Join us at the Hassayampa Preserve in Wickenburg this Saturday for a special program for adults in the morning and for children in the afternoon. Or on Sunday join in our last public tagging field trip for the SW Monarch Study. Meet in Sonoita for a morning of tagging in Canelo. See the Southwest Monarch Study Facebook Page for more information.