Monarch butterfly visiting Delta sunflower
This is always the best part of growing sunflowers, especially native sunflowers.
A visit from a monarch butterfly!
As I mentioned in a post a few days ago, the California Delta sunflowers I planted as seedlings didn't grow very tall.
But although they are only a few feet tall, they are doing well, producing beautiful flowers.
So far I've seen bees on the flowers (photos in an upcoming post), and now this lovely female monarch.
She visited this particular sunflower many times within a five minute period, approaching the flower from different angles, then sipping the nectar for a long time.