Butterfly sighting

Sep 18 2017

Phyl Riehle

Location: Town of Osceola, .25 mi south of Interstate Park, Co Rd S & 240th Street
Polk County

I observed 1 Black Swallowtail resting on a weedy plant in my hayfield/semi-prairie acreage. It was gently flapping its wings in the sunshine. I have seen a few others this year.
Dozens of Painted Lady & numerous Monarch nectaring on clover, dandelions & Autumn Glow Sedum. This has occurred 3x in the past 2 weeks.