Birds and butterflies must be as confounded as we humans about the change of seasons and when spring has arrived for real. Last week, readers reported sightings of individual monarch butterflies fluttering through backyards in search of nectar and nurseries - host plants on which to lay their eggs.
This photo is a little over a week old, it was taken in my back yard, its been a very long time I have seen a monarch butterfly in Texas, and I had two in the back yard (plus a black one, not sure what kind it was) and they stayed for several hours fueling up on the flowers before they moved on south. Scott Quillin - photo taken in Princeton Texas in November 2013.
Updated at 5:39 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 7, 2014