This Monarch gathers nectar and pollinates blue asters in fall. If you’d like to see National Geographic photos that show the emergence of a Monarch butterfly from a chrysalis to adult, the link is below. Monarchs and other butterflies are pollinators of our favorite summer flowers. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/great-migrations-educator-resources/gallery/monarchs/#/monarch-butterfly-emerges_24313_600x450.jpg
One day, several years ago, a large number of Monarchs flew through town and happened to go through my back yard. I went out and stood in the middle of them. I felt as though I were in an enchanted place.