This guy/gal was hanging out on a native milkweed, known in here as Antelop Horns.
Believe it or not, this was my first time spotting them in the “wild”
Smaller monarch caterpillar on a different milkweed plant.
And although it’s not a Monarch, the Black Swallowtail is just as beautiful.
It was in a trance-like state, hanging onto Prairie Vervain.
A Dusky-blue Groundstreak was using a different part of the Milkweed.
And while this has nothing to do with butterflies, I thought these unidentifiable plants were pretty.
The berries were chartreuse green just last Friday.
Assuming/hoping it’s a native plant…
And doesn’t this like kinda like a rose bush?? Although I’ve seen no buds of any sort.
Native Rain Lily.
And the best find this
manic Monarch Monday: a Haworthia, that I threw out back in December because I was sure it was dead.
I was picking some weeds, and found it and some pups underneath, green and thriving! It’s now been replanted. A victory for sure!!