I Think I Saw A Monarch Butterfly Out Of The Corner Of My Eye

I was picking up some fallen branches from the lawn to mow the lawn and out of the corner of my eye something reddish or orange shot through the edge of my peripheral vision. Again I saw it go back the opposite direction again out of the corner of my eye. It was in the vicinity of our potted milkweed plants on the patio

It seems way to early since we haven’t seen them until August here during previous years. The first wave don’t seem to find us typically. I looked one some sighting websites and saw they have been spotted in Pennsylvania already this spring.

I will definitely have to keep an eye out for them now. The milkweed is not in bloom yet so they won’t be hanging around for long to nectar. If they visit it would be just to lay eggs.