I kept watching, hoping to see her lay some eggs, but she was just eating.
But, then another butterfly came and I'm not sure, but it could have been that part that comes before the egglaying part. They were both flying around and around each other in a dizzying dance until they both dropped to the grass in a jumble of wings and legs. Can you tell there are 2 there?
As I tried to sneak up on them to take the picture, the one on top held the other one and flew up into a tall tree that my little camera wouldn't get close enough for you to see. He moved a couple of times, holding her tightly, while she kept her wings completely closed. I had to leave so I didn't get to see the end...you don't think she's dead, do you?
And then there were other visitors on the milkweed...I'm pretty pleased with this picture from my little camera...
What you can see when you look.
Oh, I got to watch the big blue eyed black spider who lives on my chair, eat an inch worm today...we were all having lunch at the same time! I didn't think you would want to see pictures.