Butterfly sighting

Aug 3 2011

Alice Anderson

Location: Near St. Croix Falls, my garden
Polk County

Right after seeing 2 Tiger Swallowtails I saw a Red-Spotted Purple this morning on my deck. It was trying to feed off of a flower pattern on my cushion. I have never seen one before. It was beautiful and in good shape. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera:( These are mostly seen further south. Later in the afternoon around 2pm or so I saw a Giant Swallowtail.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

☆ = New county sighting record