Butterfly Weekend: Bonus eastern tiger swallowtail photos

Photo by Chris Bosak
Eastern tiger swallowtail, Brookfield, CT, summer 2019.

I’ll wrap up Birds of New England’s first unofficial Butterfly Weekend with some bonus shots of eastern tiger swallowtails. Monarchs may have been more numerous on my recent walks, but swallowtails proved to be more cooperative.

I hope you enjoyed Butterfly Weekend. Thanks for supporting Birds of New England.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Eastern tiger swallowtail, Brookfield, CT, summer 2019.
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Butterfly Weekend: Monarch

Photo by Chris Bosak
Monarch on milkweed, Brookfield, CT, summer 2019.

It’s been a great year for monarchs, at least in the meadows I’ve been walking in. That is particularly good news because of the dire predictions about the monarch population that surfaced a few years ago. From what I’ve read, monarchs are more plentiful this year on both their summer and winter grounds. Let’s hope that trend continues for this iconic species.

Here’s a monarch all covered in pollen.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Monarch covered in pollen, Brookfield, CT, summer 2019.

Kicking off ‘Butterfly Weekend’ with this beauty

Photo by Chris Bosak Eastern tiger swallowtail, Brookfield, CT, summer 2019.

Here’s the first of many butterfly photos I took this week during walks at Happy Landings in Brookfield, Connecticut. The vast meadows are home to a great number and variety of butterflies.

I’m kicking off the Birds of New England unofficial Butterfly Weekend with this shot because the butterfly’s wings are still perfectly intact. Many butterflies have wings that are damaged due to predators, weather or any other number of factors. These wings are as yet unscathed.