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Monarch on goldenrod

Posted on Oct 19, 2014

This Monarch was feeding on goldenrod right on the edge of the coastal bluff, being whipped back and forth by the steady breeze and occasionally strong gusts of wind. It is impressive to see how well they can hang on, keeping a low profile and closed wings to prevent being literally blown away. Those beautiful black and orange sails are useful but could be potentially dangerous if not managed correctly!

Monarch butterfly Stratford Point RTPI-0322