15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Common Milkweed in a mountain meadow

We stumbled across a picturesque mountain meadow hiking in the High Tor Wildlife Management Area near Naples, NY. As we emerged from the forest into the meadow I saw two things, a determined monarch fluttering about and this common milkweed as its last stop before continuing its journey.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Naples, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Gregory Wilson