Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

One of the joys of gardening/farming is the sight of all the wonderful pollinators that are attracted to the flowers.  This week we found ourselves mesmerized by the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails feasting on the nectar of our tropical milkweed row.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails raiding the nectar from our milkweed plants.

We’ve also been noticing a few monarchs here and there, though not as many as last year.  I’ve yet to see a monarch caterpillar on any of the milkweeds, but perhaps they prefer the native milkweeds in our pasture.


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