Saturday, August 24, 2013

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

I've been taking a lot of pictures this year of eastern tiger swallowtails.  I find it fascinating that the female can have both a light and a dark form.  

 A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised to find dozens of these winged beauties enjoying my sunflowers! 


  1. Beautiful! What is the last flower? phyllis

    1. Either a zinnia or a cosmos; I planted them both together. Next year I'm planting a bunch of flowers all over the place - zinnias, cosmos, poppies, sunflowers, whatever I can find, maybe a wildflower mix. They turned out nice alongside our steps going down to the basement, but I didn't plant enough of them.