A male monarch butterfly resting on a thick-spike gayfeather flower. I was happy to capture the rolled up proboscis. I've seen monarchs occasionally since the spring, typically one at a time, but few of them have been willing to pose like this. It will be interesting to see what the fall migration brings.
Tags: male monarch butterfly resting thick-spike gayfeather wildflower Chisholm Creek Park Wichita Kansas proboscis