Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly

There were a number of Monarch and Gulf Fritillary butterflies feeding in one of Charleston’s “hidden” alleys yesterday afternoon.

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

This pair was mating on the old cobblestone. A few tourists passed by at full speed and the butterflies were fortunate not to get stepped on.

Monarch Butterflies Mating
Monarch Butterflies Mating

Just above this scene behind a wall a plant with a glorious plume of red was attracting Monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, and a few small insects.

Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies and one Gulf fritillary

Theses butterflies were too busy to line up for a group shot.

Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies

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