My extended interaction with an
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
May 20, 2006
I found this beauty resting on a cedar board near the outside entrance
to my furnace room.
It climbed onto my hand, where it kept me company for several hours
while I read in the sun.
As has become my custom when I find something of interest on the
I took the butterfly over to show my neighbors, Austin Warner and
his dad, Todd.
Young Austin has a distinct naturalist streak in him, which I first
back in 2004 when he gladly handled the garter snake I brought over for
to see a photo of the snake.
After several hours of contended companionship,
the swallowtail joined several of his mates in their search for nectar.
My tulip-popular and ash trees are ideal hosts for the chrysalis stage,
and my flowering shrubs provide an ample supply of nectar for the adult
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