1. says

    One of the things I like about you PZ is that you remind us it’s Monday when it’s almost over. That way we don’t have to spend the entire day thinking it’s Monday.

  2. strangefriend says

    I feel sad that many Monarch flutterbys will die in Texas because of the drought as they head to their Mexico winter ground.

  3. says

    Re Samantha’s @5: We’re getting reports of decent monarch numbers in various places up here around SF Bay, too. What a relief, after a string of really crappy years!

  4. electrabotanical says

    I’ve grown that kind of flower, and monarchs do love it. It’s called a “Mexican Torch Sunflower”, available from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds.

    Just FYI if you want to recreate the scene.