Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tiger Swallowtail on Orange Hawkweed

My final post for this anniversary week and the last picture in my 2010 calendar is this pic of a eastern tiger swallowtail drinking from an orange hawkweed blossom. To us they may be a terrible invasive species but to a butterfly they are just another source of food.

12 comments:

GrammyMouseTails said...

breath taking! I like both , butterfly & flower! I enjoyed all your blog-o-versay posts!
thanks so much for sharing.
Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

LadyFi said...

Fabulous photos.. such clarity and beauty.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shot for you calendar!

SandyCarlson said...

The butterflies are happy, I'm happy! Great photo.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. I have a number of "volunteers" that I let remain because the butterflies love them.

Gill - That British Woman said...

thank you for naming that flower, as I had no idea what it was called. I have that in my field and wondered what it was called.

Gill in Canada

wenn said...

lovely butterfly and flower!

guild-rez said...

I truly enjoy your pictures!!
Thank you for your posts and information.

Nance said...

So, those are hawkweed...I always wonder what they are. I am fascinated by their color. I have a few milkweed in my yard that I let it grow because i heard that butterflies love them.

AL said...

So lucky to have captured that butterfly. I am amused by it's tail and stripes.

Denise said...

A beautiful butterfly shot, another wonderful photo. Thank you so much for your continued support of Today's Flowers. We appreciate it very much. Have a great week.

Misty Dawn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS image! Outstanding.