Monarch, Danaus plexippus
28 July 2010
We planted milkweed in our garden for the express purpose of attracting Monarchs and it has worked spectacularly. Now that the plant is in full bloom it is a magnet for this butterfly which is certainly the most well-known in North America and perhaps the world. In about a month Monarchs will begin their long migration to Mexico and the local population will be greatly increased by migrants as they stream through southern Ontario.