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Photo Information A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) rests on a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) branch.
Yoshihara, Corinne :
Date Added Jul 6, 2017
Description The photo was taken in Skyline Wilderness Park (Napa) in July. I loved how the morning light on the butterfly wings produced a stained glass effect.The monarch caterpillars eat only milkweed while the adults feed on nectar from various nectar-rich flowers such as sunflower, goldenrod and buckwheat. Over the last three years, I’ve planted native milkweed and nectar plants in my garden to help increase the monarch population.
Posted By Snowden, Lauren
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