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August 3, 2011 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Tiger Swallowtail

Almost Wordless: This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail spent about an hour on my Spotted Joe-Pye Weed. Since I put in a patch of native prairie plants last year I have seen a lot of butterflies, bees and even hummingbirds.

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  1. Suko / Aug 3 2011 12:40 am

    Gorgeous photo! The native plants were a wonderful idea (obviously).


  2. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Aug 3 2011 5:31 am

    What a terrific shot. i don’t see many butterflies here, so obviously we have the wrong plants.


    • Leslie / Aug 3 2011 8:32 am

      The new plants have made a big difference in the number of butterflies and bees in the yard. I’m going to put some in the front yard for next year.


  3. BermudaOnion / Aug 3 2011 7:48 am

    Wow, you had to be fast to capture it with its wings open like that.


    • Leslie / Aug 3 2011 8:34 am

      This butterfly must have loved the nectar in those flowers. He would pause for several seconds at time.


  4. lindy / Aug 3 2011 9:12 am

    How lovely!


  5. Carolyn / Aug 3 2011 9:12 am

    Gorgeous! They are swarming all over here this week. You got a great shot!


  6. Shirley @ The Gardening Life / Aug 3 2011 1:01 pm

    A beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing on Wordless Wednesday.


  7. Cathy / Aug 5 2011 2:14 am

    I think the tiger swallowtails are extremely vain. They’re the only butterflies that have ever posed for me. Great shot, Leslie!


  8. TheBookGirl / Aug 5 2011 6:35 am

    Beautiful shot; the contrast between the colors of the swallowtail and the plants is stunning.


  9. dyane / Aug 6 2011 4:40 pm

    another nice shot! thanks for sharing



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