Butterfly sighting

Sep 1 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Lovely garden with ample nectar sources, where in other years there have been many butterflies of many species. This year, not so much. I was ready to head home, having seen my 2 silver-spotted skippers and 5 cabbage whites, when over my right shoulder flew an Eastern tiger swallowtail that landed on a flower right in front of me. A nice end to what had appeared to be an ordinary day.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail