|Queens clustering at night 10-7-12|
|Male monarch visiting tithonia today|
Last week I was contacted by the Chandler edition of the Arizona Republic about the monarch butterflies visiting my yard. It was featured in last Saturday's paper and on-line this week. Then Halloween arrived.
The trick-or-treaters were late. I was wondering if they would come. After handing out treats at the door, one mother came and asked me about the "Monarch Waystation" sign in my front yard. She had seen an article in the paper about monarchs in Chandler and her family had a long love affair with monarchs that spanned generations. And so I met Sarah, a neighbor also in love with monarchs, who lives just a few blocks away. I can't imagine how many times Bob and I walked right passed her house with our dog. Her story touched my heart (you can read it yourself, here.) I'm looking forward to her family visiting soon. I'm also starting some milkweed to share so Sarah can draw monarchs to her yard, too.
|A frayed but hardy monarch that has hung out in the yard for several weeks.|