16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Milkweed bugs.

When a groundskeeper at a local public garden shared with me her 'secret hiding spot' for a single monarch host plant, I took photos of even the vibrant bugs, but was careful not to get TOO close!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX L830
Copyright: © Sheila Hartmann