As I was deadheading some of the spent Grape Hyacinth flowers, I disturbed about a dozen Monarch butterflies feeding on the Wallflowers.
Watching them all lift up and flutter about before settling back down to nectar-sipping is certainly dreamlike! I was able to capture just three of the butterflies that returned:
The Monarchs are actually a North American Butterfly, but have been in the Sydney area for almost 150 years. Here in the mountains, late October – early November is breeding season…it will be interesting to see if they lay eggs on these plants.
Happy Gardening 🙂