Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) In Flower Hill Farm Gardens

Today I am sharing this mornings sighting and quite a joyous one! 
A Giant Swallowtail floating around our bee balm and milkweed blooms allowed me to get close enough to capture these images. At one point I had to chase a catbird away!
I have never seen this beauty before and read that it is a rare sighting here in Massachusetts. 
If you would like to learn more about this awesome butterfly click here.

I was not the only one excited by this impressive butterfly . . . the Silver-spotted Skippers and Monarchs were happy to greet the Giant Swallowtail too. 

I only hope it survived the Catbirds! A gift of global warming? 

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