As you may know, Monarch butterfly numbers have been declining the past few years. In the new butterfly garden that I put in at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring is flourishing with Monarchs. Here are a few of my favorite images captured recently in this garden.
Monarchs busy laying eggs:
Monarch butterfly eggs on Tropical Milkweed:
I haven’t been at this garden for a little while, but am planning a return trip soon. It will be interesting to see what’s happening now, and if there are Monarch caterpillars busy chewing up the milkweed and readying themselves to transition into a beautiful Monarch butterfly!
Coming up … another common visitor to this butterfly garden.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3021 tripod and ballhead
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/125 sec. to 1/6000 sec.