Butterflies are delicate critters that flit from flower to flower in the garden.
Capturing them with the camera can be a challenge.
But sometimes you are in the right place at the right time with a camera with a great zoom lens.
This one is enjoying the echinacea blooms last season.
Such long delicate legs.
Swallowtails are large colourful butterflies that belong to the Papilionidae family.
To attract butterflies you need plants to host the cocoons and caterpillars and plants that provide nectar to the adult butterflies. Parsley, dill and fennel are good host plants, while bergamont, coneflowers, swamp milkweed and butterfly weed are good sources for nectar.
Recently this swallowtail was captured checking out the lilacs.
The black swallowtail was seen in the spring when the lilacs were in bloom.
The tiger swallowtail was found resting on the deck rail one day.
A giant swallowtail was really enjoys the purple obedient plants when they are in bloom.
for the critters
- all season suet for the birds
- bird baths
- bird muffins
- gifts for the birds
- log feeder
- mesh feeder
- the bug flats
- toad abodes
Other butterflies in the garden: