Sunday, June 24, 2007

Black Swallowtail

The Black Swallowtail teased me.

I had been watching as she flew around the yard.
Finally she found the purple cone flowers.
I have parsley growing for her to lay her eggs on.
I will plant more cone flowers and more parsley.


Chrissie said...

Your pics are great as always, Sherry. I love the hummingbird moth. I think we do have a species here but I have never seen one :-) and the swallow tails are just incredible. I look forward to more butterflies :-)

Deb said...

Such beauty in the black swallowtail! The colours in her wings are amazing.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
I saw the Tiger Swallowtail flying around the backyard today but I never saw it land. Maybe tomorrow!
I am looking for more butterflies too. The Buckeyes are my husband's favorite. I hope to see them soon. There are lots of other Butterflies I have never seen and I am working on my "plan" for increasing my host and nectar plants so manybe next year they will find me! Little bit by little bit I will one day have a bird and butterfly sanctuary and comfortable spots for me to sit and watch them.

Q said...

Hi Deb,
I really think the Black "Swallowtails are impressive!
The females have the blue withthe black. So beautiful!

Mary C said...

Beautiful! How do you do it? I now realize that purple cone flowers is something I am missing in my garden this year. And Black Swallowtails like to lay their eggs in parsley? I'll have to keep that in mind for next spring. Thanks for sharing.

Sprite said...


Wow, what a beauty! Thank you!


Q said...

Hi Mary C,
Do plant parsley now so the Swallowtails can lay eggs for next years brood! It is a bi-annual and I plant some seeds everyyear so I always have some. Also the cone flowers are perennials so very easy! I think lots of butterflies and the Goldfinches like the cone flowers. I have room for more!

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
You are so welcome!
My goodness I do like the butterflies!
Butterfly kisses,