I was looking out the window and could see this guy from 15 feet away. A monarch cat. After looking for less than a few seconds I saw three more. Yeah for tropical milkweed. Plus, even though I'm in zone 6b, I notice a bunch of small milkweed plants that are only about 2 inches tall. Great fresh food for these guys. Most of the plants have just started releasing seed and are blooming heavily. My favorite milkweed!!!
Right next to the milkweed was this zinnia with a friendly ladybug visitor.