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Searching the archives, I came across this beauty from late last Spring. Given its pristine wings and swallowtails, I’d say this one was fairly new to this world. 17 more words

Featured Species #2: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

The eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is quite common in our region. It’s no less beautiful for its abundance. These beauties can be seen in virtually any meadow, stream bed, or other open area from Spring through early Fall. 336 more words

Wheaton Regional Park

Sideward swallowtail

I’ll often try to get shots of butterflies with their wings wide open, but when they turn sideward, you can sometimes get an equally spectacular view of them slowly sipping nectar. 34 more words


Perfect butterfly

Butterflies are always beautiful no matter what their condition, but there is something really special about seeing a perfect specimen with its wings wide open, like this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( 18 more words


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

~Maya Angelou (1928-2014),¬†American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement… 17 more words


Monthly Journal - August, 2016

August has passed, and birds are beginning to head south.¬† Groups of migrating American Robins are beginning to appear on lawns.¬† There was another report of the groundhog from the north end of the neighborhood and twice we’ve caught a glimpse of a groundhog-size critter disappearing into the grass on the… 129 more words

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