With sun and warm temperatures, the monarchs were out sunning and nectaring today. Since spell check it flagging nectaring, that would explain why people always look at me a little weird when I say the word. Seems i may have made it up. But I have also noticed several other docents using the same term, so it does seem to be an apt description. In the rule book of grammar according to Connie, nectaring is the act of sipping nectar out of plants.
These two monarchs are loving the butterfly bush today.
Not sure why the monarchs seem to like to sun in the tops of the pines that are affected by the pitch canker, but they seem to sun here regularly. Makes a pretty picture though.