Lovely! And who knew butterflies like amaryllis?I've been having butterflies on my hummingbird feeder. The rufous hummers that flew in during September are still here and I'm wondering if we'll have another 12-month-hummer year.
It's beginning to look that way, Kathleen. They are still in my yard, too. And, like you, I've also noticed the butterflies visiting the hummers' feeders.
I've never seen a butterfly nectaring at an Amaryllis. As a northerner, I think of them as plants that grow indoors when it's freezing out.
They grow that way here, too, but we plant them in the garden after they finish blooming and they do very well there. But I have some blooming just now in pots on my patio, where the butterfly found them.
Wow! Lucky you to still have monarchs. It is strange to see it on an amaryllis.
Not their preferred flower and, truthfully, it didn't linger long. Fortunately, there are still other flowers in the garden to attract them. I'm still seeing a steady stream of Monarchs and they are still laying eggs on my milkweed so I find a few caterpillars there every week.