Monarchs, continued

monarch on common milkweed
Journey North's email today  (they also monitor journeys south for hummingbirds and monarchs) had a piece about peak migration through the Appalachian ridges in my part of the world.

We must have seen some small outliers in our sightings in the Asheville Basin recently, as we're not that far from where people are reporting.

A loop around Beaver Lake last July (2017) found this monarch nectaring on common milkweed, as well as cattails.

cattails at Beaver Lake

It's wonderful to read about peak migration sightings coming through our mountains, as well as on the coast.

Migrations are part of what grounds me in the seasonal rhythms of my place in the world.  There are warblers out there, in the forest ravine/woodland below our house.

P.S.  Links are either cream or green depending on how you access posts -- I'm always trying to do links in a color other than blue!