Sighting for August 5, 2014

Mary Arneson

Minneapolis (southwest corner)
Hennepin County, MN

Tigridia pavonia (a summer bulb) seems popular with the butterflies, including this tiger swallowtail. They also visit the many A. syriaca that we allow to come up everywhere. We also have tropical milkweed which we grew for places where invasive natives would be a problem. Monarchs have been using both of the milkweeds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch