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Beautiful Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly On a Thistle– Image by kenne

With the earlier start of the monsoon rains in southern Arizona, butterflies are appearing in increasing numbers.

Two-tailed Swallowtail Painting   4 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-tailed Swallowtail — Image by kenne

Breezy zephyr sweeps the fields 
And the thistle sways and yields 
But the butterfly clings fast
As a sailor to the mast 
As a banner iu the blast 
Which when widest sweep its folds 
Firmest still its proud slave holds

— from Butterfly and Thistle by Julia Ward Howe

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