In the winter I photographed this sign, alongside the main road near the house indicating that it was a site where Milkweed plants were grown to act as a waystation for Monarch butterflies on their migration north. Until just a few weeks ago there was nothing growing around it at all.
Now the Milkweed plants are several feet high and the flowers, which smell quite sweet, are almost out. We thought it might be close to the time when the butterflies would visit on their migration from Mexico to lay eggs.
We will keep an eye on the waystation and hope to see the second generation butterflies when they arrive to lay their eggs.