The Hottest Spot In Town

The Fiery Skippers must have spread the word that my front yard Lantana is the hottest spot in town!  Other butterflies have now started stopping by, like this lovely Spicebush Swallowtail  who dropped in for some nectar nippin’.


He was constantly fluttering his wings as he moved from one cluster of blossoms to the next, never sitting still for more than a second.

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I was hoping he would bask a bit so I could get a shot at the top side of his wings, but the best I could do was sneak a quick picture as he was coming in for a landing.  It’s a tad blurry, but I still wanted you to see how different the coloring and markings are.


Watching the Spicebush Swallowtail, whose wingspan is about four inches across, flutter about with the Fiery Skippers is a little like seeing Gulliver hanging out with the Lilliputians!

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I love taking pictures of my backyard birds, but I have to say, the front yard butterflies are keeping me captivated!


11 thoughts on “The Hottest Spot In Town

  1. Love the contrast between background and foreground 💜Wonderfully captured Kathy! Another inspiration for 🎨

    1. This one doesn’t come around as often as some of the others, so I was quite pleased that he made an appearance. Maybe he will show up more often this summer since we now have the Lantana to entice him. 🙂

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