Whew! It is a hot autumn day. I just got done picking out and buying a bunch of pollinator and nectar plants so that I can attract the monarch butterflies next spring. Then once they're here, hopefully they'll see all the milkweed and leave some eggs for me to raise.
This is a photo of a monarch egg in mid-August when the caterpillar was close to hatching. You can tell it's close to hatching because of the dark spot at the top. That's its head!