Tom Eckles had two Monarch Butterflies visit his garden last week.

A visit from Monarch Butterflies is always a treat. Tom Eckles had two chasing each other around his garden in Gualala.

Monarch Butterfly by Tom Eckles

Here is a photo Tom took last year of a Monarch on a Dahlia blossom.

Monarch Butterfly feeding on a dahlia by Tom Eckles

The fall migration of Monarchs doesn't begin until next month. But we always welcome a visit from these exquisite creatures. Journey North tracks the migration of Monarch Butterflies, along with Gray Whales and various other migratory events. Their website is:

Thanks to Tom for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Tom's photography, here is his website: