Auckland / Te Atatū South / 2021-08-16 13:00:00

A very old bedraggled monarch butterfly laying eggs on the swanplant.
No overwintering aggregations in this park this year.
Likewise none seen aggregating in Epping Plant Reserve, and only a few in the park off Wairata Place and in Glendene reserve.
This is in marked contrast to last year.


  • Species: Monarch
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Te Atatū South
  • Site: Swanplant in park.
  • Weather: Overcast, 17 C.