112/366 | Persian Clover

April 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Today I discovered a newly emerged Monarch on my foxtail fern. For five hours I watched this poor girl struggle. The back wings are wrinkled and she will not extend her proboscis to drink. I feel helpless. Internet research is indicating this is a well known disease afflicting Monarchs. I moved her to the zinnias to encourage her to drink. I'll check on her in the morning. I have some pretty good shots of her, but I just couldn't bear to post another deformed creature from my yard. *sad face*

My trip to Hilltop Arboretum this morning was pretty lackluster, but I liked this Persian clover in a field of buttercups enough to post.

112/366112/366Persian Clover
263mm | f/7.1 | ISO 400 | 1/1250 sec


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