It’s been awhile since I strolled around one of my favorite gardens here on Mount Desert Island – Thuya Gardens. I drove over there after work today and parked off Route 3 and hiked up the Asticou Terrace access to the garden. There were still some fall perennials and annuals blooming and I took a number of close-up shots of some of the best examples. After a couple of tours around the garden, I came upon some monarch butterflies feeding. There is a section of the garden where they have some native milkweed planted and I had snapped a few photos of the caterpillars earlier in the season. I took a few quick shots of the adult monarchs – and thought this one turned out pretty clear.
I thought I would share my photo of the caterpillar photo I captured earlier in the summer. I really like this angle.