I was surprised last week when I saw a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) in the backyard. And on Sunday, I saw this one sunning on the ground at The Arboretum.
I also saw this Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) land in some nearby grass. It too appeared to be soaking up the warm sunshine.
This is the latest I have ever seen these butterflies in this area and I feel a bit concerned for their survival. However, the ways of nature are far beyond me and I can only wish them a safe journey.
Is anyone else still seeing butterflies?