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