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Black Swallowtail on Ironweed

Black swallowtails have been fairly common this year–more so than in recent years.  The magnificent purple flower called ironweed has been more common than usual as well.  They make a pretty good combination. Presumably he was too big for the … Continue reading


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The Butterfly Chase

On Monday there was a very short window of time when the butterflies were out.  I saw a single black swallowtail drinking nectar from the Dame’s rocket flowers.  While I was trying to photograph it another joined in and chased … Continue reading

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