Monarch on a Yellow Coneflower

Wednesday, August 23, 2017,


Another Monarch Butterfly on another flower. And yet another time that Sue Avery has come through and identified the flower here. Trust me, without Sue’s help this is just an orange bug on a yellow flower. Check out her blog, The Tangled Wood. She writes very well, without any of that wiseguy stuff you find at other blogs, namely this one. JK.

Monarch Butterfly On Butterfly Weed

Tuesday, August 15, 2017,


This is a Monarch Butterfly. That was the easy part: Even I know what a Monarch Butterfly looks like. What I needed help with was the identification of those cool orange flowers. Luckily, I know an expert in all things green and growing. My friend Sue Avery, writer of the blog The Tangled Wood, identified this plant as Butterfly Weed. Apparently, these flowers attract all sorts of butterflies, not just Monarchs. They’re a real crowd pleaser. JK