It has been a sad, sad season for butterflies. 😦
By now the garden is typically swarming with Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Swallowtails. Alas, there’s not a single Monarch butterfly to be found and, of the Swallowtails, most are showing battle scars from near misses with birds. Sigh. So sad, indeed.
It was a sight for sore eyes then to spot this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at the Butterfly Bush ‘Potter’s Purple’ with his colorful wings still intact! Hooray!
I did my best to keep up with him and, recalling my shutter speed troubles with the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, I was determined to not repeat that same mistake!
Come back for a drink anytime, Mr. Swallowtail!