We had been seeing 1-2 Monarchs a day since our first sighting. We returned from another family visit yesterday afternoon and I was glad to see at least 3, possibly 4 Monarchs in the garden. They were nectaring on several plants, including the Eastern Blazing Star. A pair were even mating! After the male sipped some nectar, he carried his mate to the sugar maple to get some privacy.
One male was buffeted about by the breeze but finally settled on a patch of marsh milkweed.
There was also a Spicebush Swallowtail female on the milkweed near the pond. It's time to look for caterpillars!