For the first time in many years, I saw a monarch buterfly. It came in my garden twice, but never stayed long enough for me to photograph.
Then a couple of days later, I found what I thought was a monarch caterpiller in my parsley. I carefully transported it on a leaf to the largest milkweed plant.
It was gone the next day. It turns out that it was a swallowtail caterpillar, they look similar to a monarch. I hope it made it back to the parsley.
On Sunday the monarch came back.
It settled onto the butterfly bush and I was able to take some pictures.