I think I once saw the back of the head of an American President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. I remember that everyone around me was looking to catch a glimpse of President Eisenhower. That’s thousands of people all trying to see him, and hoping to come away with that memory: To remember that they saw a President of the United States.
There is a butterfly that commands that same universal attention, this one, the Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes). What have I seen? My head turns, and all heads turn when this magnificent butterfly gracefully flies in, and all eyes are fixed while those 2 or 3 minutes, that it flies around, looking for nectar, go by.
From the field guides, It appears that Giants may be seen in about 39 states in these United States. That is Presidential, no?
Where this one? The Butterflies & Blooms Briar Patch Habitat I in Eatonton, Georgia.
2 thoughts on “The Presidential Giant”
Other than in a butterfly ‘house’, I’ve only seen one – near the rue in my herb garden in Ohio.. They are magnificent, aren’t they
Rue? It can happen! Yes they are, magnificent. I notice that when they fly in, folks get quiet, meaning to me that near all agree with you.
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