18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blooming in my backyard.

Blooming in my backyard,is a large garden that draws many monarchs. They love the zinnias that I start from seed indoors and other flower plants. We have short summers here in Minnesota and I live in a urban area where do not see large groups of monarchs. In my backyard and front yard,I have a habitat for the monarchs. They go flower to flower.People that walk by are amazed to see so many monarchs fluttering around their heads.Some come back every year around August to see this happening in my garden.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: St Paul, Mn, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX10M4
Copyright: © Maria Acosta