Last year, we saw three Monarch Butterflies. This year, we’ve seen too many to count – and, they’re still here in the middle of October on our Montauk (aka “Fall”) Daisies.
This female apparently is part of the year’s final hatching of Monarchs. She probably has laid her eggs for hatching next year and certainly will not migrate south. Late-hatched Monarchs do not migrate; besides, her torn forewing would prevent a long flight. (Brooklin, Maine)