According to my phenology records, this year was the latest we’ve seen a Monarch butterfly in our yard; September 24, 2018. It was a hot, humid summer going right into Labor Day, so I guess I’m not surprised. I hope she makes it to Mexico okay.
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Late summer is a great time to see all the yellow blooming forbs of the prairie. Although this year between the hot humid weather, the bugs and now the rain storms, some of the plants are getting pretty beaten up, I managed to catch a few good shots. See what you think….
*I noticed the big guy because of the white zigzag web he had woven along the grapevine, behind which he was hiding. It took a long arm to catch the shot above of the black and yellow predator hoping to catch some prey.