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Monarch butterfly

Danaus plexippus


During migration Monarchs will use willow trees as a nectar source and an overnight roosting site. There were maybe 100 or more in this small stand of willows.


Spotted in a small stand of willow trees in a low lying drainage area. This was like an oasis - the surrounding area was practically a desert with no trees or much shrubs for what seemed like miles around.

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New Mexico, USA

Lat: 32.05, Long: -103.94

Spotted on Oct 14, 2019
Submitted on Oct 31, 2019

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