We tried to find Little Metalmark Butterflies again in 2020, without success. Discouraging that, for when I met them, shown here, I was beyond excited. All those visits to pre-sale Exhibitions of Magnificent Jewelry at New York’s Chrtistie’s, Sotheby’s, Doyle, all those visits to Tiffany’s, David Webb and others, didn’t prepare more for the exquisite beauty of a fresh Little Metalmark butterfly on a sunny Georgia morning.
Without anyone to guide us to them, along the Georgia coast, I fear that 2021, out along the Georgia coastline, will again fail to reintroduce us to that these tiniest, most beautiful works of our Supreme Artisan, G-d.
The sugar-loaded nectar that our Spicebush Swallowtail is drinking-in from this monarda flowerhead is as sweet as? Who knows? If you know please share.
The magnificent jewelry on exhibition here is not being viewed at Tiffany, Cartier’s, Sotheby’s or Christies but can be experienced at your local, county, state or national park/wildlife refuge in May, June, July & August in 2012.
All butterflies differ from one another, so not all Spicebush Swallowtails sport such fine color. But stick around such a wildflower bed, and whisssst, in will fly a bedazzler!
Gardeners! Monarda has been hybridized producing dozens of varieties. They are easy perennials. Provide good sun and well-drained soil and if they take to a spot, they may bless it for years and years and years. The yield = butterflies of many species, honeybees and hummingbirds.