Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Yesterday, the September 8, I have seen a monarch butterfly in my backyard for the first time since the dramatic decline in the monarch population in 2013.
I planted Milkweed and nectar-producing plants to help the monarch butterfly.
I invite you to create a monarch oasis in your backyard.
For more information, find two interesting links :

Monarch butterfly decline
Monarch oasis

Photo of the monarch in my backyard on September 8.

Common milkweed


  1. Wonderful!!! I am doing the same thing for next year, already had my seed ordered and arrived, Just need to plant them. I also plan on purchasing some shrubs that will be beyond seed stage to get an early start. Milkweed is SO IMPORTANT and people cut it down, now me, I have seeds for that too ;)

    1. Thank you Mary ! I am so glad that you plant Milkweed in your backyard !!

  2. Quelle superbe photo, bravo Dom!
    Comme j'aimerais avoir ce papillon dans mon backyard!!

  3. Great that you had this beautiful bu (Buddleja davidii) in your own garden.
    The combination with the butterfly plant (Buddleja davidii) is also great!
    The water mint is nice too bright.
    Nice weekend Dominicque.


  4. Hello.

    Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.

    Greetings and hugs.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

  5. Outstanding shot,love Monarchs.


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