Tiger Swallowtail at Beaver River Wetland Trail: July 2020

I was on the Beaver River Wetland Trail on March 24.

Here is how it looked:

and today:

In March I was looking for early migrant birds and examining tree buds. Much more life here on this day:

Tiger Swallowtail
Tiger Swallowtail
Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White Butterfly
Cabbage White Butterfly
Chalk-fronted Corporal 
Chalk-fronted Corporal 
Baltimore Checkerspot
Oblique-banded Leafroller moth
Aurora Damselfly
Familiar Bluet
Familiar Bluet
Familiar Bluet
Northern Crescent
Aerial Yellowjacket
Eastern Bumble Bee
Spring Azure
Virginia Ctenucha moth
Virginia Ctenucha moth
Virginia Ctenucha moth
Virginia Ctenucha moth
Northern Pearly Eye
Northern Pearly Eye
Northern Pearly Eye

Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in identification.

Other flyers:

Eastern Kingbird
Song Sparrow
Yellow Warbler (male)
American Goldfinch (male)

A botanist friend always refers to Day-lilies as “weeds” because they crowd out native species. I say … very beautiful weeds!

Orange Day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)
Orange Day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)
Orange Day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)

Other botany:

Field Mustard (Brassica rapa)
Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgare)
Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Goat’s-beard (Tragopogon)
Evening-primrose (Oenothera)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla novegica)
Canada Blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Fireweed ((Erechtites hieracifolius)
White Sweet-clover (Melilotus albus)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum pubescens)
Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)


Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.             – Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Tiger Swallowtail at Beaver River Wetland Trail: July 2020

  1. Pina

    The changing of the seasons, always a wonder.
    I love those olden days nature poetry.
    Wonderful photos.
    Thank you!

  2. Lisa Volkov

    So many beautiful things! And yes, the place has been transformed–yet beautiful in both. Thank you so much, Miles!

  3. Pat

    Thank you for posting all the beautiful photos. Hope actual nature walks possible soon….but photos really remind you of how beautiful it is “out there” in the meanwhile.


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