Blooming milkweed attracts backyard butterflies!

So nice to see the butterflies congregate on the milkweed flowers. Our newly released monarchs hang out in the garden drinking nectar and so do the red admirals. Still waiting for the tiger swallowtails and question marks to appear!

A red admiral sips nectar from the flowering milkweed.

A red admiral sips nectar from the flowering milkweed.

A newly released monarch sticks around enjoying the nectar found in the fragrant milkweed flowers. 

A newly released monarch sticks around enjoying the nectar found in the fragrant milkweed flowers.