Monarch Butterfly Feasting on a Thistle Bloom at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens with a 2.0 TC-E teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).
This year, I have only seen three Monarch butterflies and only been able to get a picture of one. None of them were feeding. In the past they favor Thistle flowers and Joe Pye Weed flowers. I saw many on that day six years ago.
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