Giant Swallowtail....

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  1. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I was excited to see my first Giant Swallowtail last week. I am really surprised that we have so many butterflies next to the lake with all of the birds flying around...some of them fly so fast past me that it is hard to know for sure what it was... August 6, 2018 013 (2).jpg
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Really lovely photographs Sherry. The third one is my favourite as it shows so much detail of the butterfly.
     
  4. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    A great looking swallowtail, nice to have them around.
     
  5. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We have them, too. Beautiful butterflies, and your photos capture their beauty perfectly!
     



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  6. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Super Dooper, Sherry.
    You just keep on showing really good foto's.
     
  7. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have seen a couple in my garden this summer....or just one making two swooping flights across the garden.
     
  8. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Yup have those beauties here also. We've also been seeing some Monarch Butterflies. We have a lot of Milkweed.
     

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