Monarch sighting

This will be uploaded to the Citizen Science website later today. I have found a few monarchs in the local area but the continued wet weather has not allowed for daytime drying conditions suitable for flight. This particular specimen was found in nearby flower bed. Monarch (Danaus plexippus) is fairly common in Iowa as there are milkweed plants in some of the riparian areas near stream beds and bordering ponds.

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