Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly photographed in Eastern Neck National Wildlife refuge, MD

I love beautiful things. I’ve been to many pre-sale exhibitions of Magnificent Jewelry at Christies and at Sotheby’s (auction houses) in New York. I’ve seen the finest jewelry produced by the major jewelry designers.

With your permission I offer that the beauty born on the wings of butterflies more than rivals the work of those jewelry producers. This view of her wings below fits.

That has been one of the reasons that I enjoy photographing butterflies. I dwell on the significance of it all. Enough said.

Our Papilio glaucus here has been working the Butterfly garden at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Rock Hall, Maryland. She has gone from perennial to annual to perennial sipping her nectar/pollen mix with much gusto! The nectar, with its variety of sugars and proteins affords her the energy potential to fly, search and at the right time produce the eggs that will ensure new generations of tiger swallowtails.

Two hours from metropolitan Washington, DC, this Refuge offers raptors, marine birds, abundant wildlife and fresh, fresh butterflies. 5 stars.

Jeff

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