They catch the light in their golden wings changing hues like the rising sun.
The Monarch butterfly migration through this area peaked in the third week of September. I found a few feeding and resting in the Butterfly Garden at Saylorville Lake.
These Monarch butterflies will overwinter in trees about 2000 miles to the south in Mexico. The US Forest Service has a web page with information about Monarch migration and links to maps for both fall and spring migration sightings.
September 21, 2017
A Monarch butterfly in the Butterfly Garden at Saylorville Lake, Iowa, September 21, 2017.
September 24, 2017
Take care and thanks for visiting.