This creekside milkweed stalk saw a stampede of eager Monarchs in July. Canada Thistle is considered a noxious weed. Tell that to this Monarch. The Swallowtail is one of the grandest of autumn butterflies that flutter through the Casey prairie. A honey bee and a Monarch collaborate on a Rough Blazing Meadowlark. An elegant color duo on the prairie: a Purple Coneflower and a Painted Lady. The Spicebush Swallowtail presents with duskier tones and coloration. This Monarch fluttered away from the Button Liatris, and then returned, fluttered away and returned. This dance lasted nearly an hour.