12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Male Monarch Butterfly on Butterfly Bush
This monarch is one of eight that I tagged and released in the fall of 2014. It had recently emerged from its chrysalis, which I kept indoors to protect it from predators. He was just enjoying the sunshine for the first time, and he soon left my Indiana back yard and headed for Mexico. I hope he makes it!
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||Nov. 28, 2014, 3:47 a.m.