Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

I do not know if this peculiar butterfly is the same one I have seen for the last couple of weeks, but probably. It has been spending a lot of time here.............drinking nectar from the Mock Orange (see photograph), the Verbenas in the hanging baskets and many other flowers.

I read they lay eggs on Birch, Tulip, Aspen, and Lilac which are all planted here. A goal is to have butterflies breed here at Beech Street, I have had frogs breed in the bowls in the past, but this year it was Dragonflies. I find it fascinating to have all this wildlife here at Beech Street. When you have all this happening in your gardens it shows everything is balancing out to sustain life. What else is a garden for?

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