Danaus plexippus - Monarch

Danaus plexippus – Monarch

This photo was taken on the 17th of March, and marks the second sighting of a Monarch in my garden this year. The first occurred a couple of weeks ago, and the Monarch was feeding from a Texas Mountain Laurel Sophora secundiflora . Today I sighted another Monarch. So maybe the great migration has begun. During the Fall migration, the Monarchs like to feed on the Gregg’s Mistflowers Conoclinium greggii, but so far they haven’t bloomed and are not likely to any time real soon. So the current Monarch activity appears to be egg-laying.