The View from Here – Butterfly Rescue

My resident bug guy rescued a disabled butterfly stuck in a parking lot; carrying it by its wing and safely laying it in a less-traveled grassy area.  When we returned later, the butterfly was gone! Our optimistic sides believe its condition improved allowing it to fly on to greener pastures.

Any butterfly experts? We thought it resembled a monarch and a tiger swallowtail, but wasn’t quite either of them.  If you know, do share! 


    • says

      thank you, christy! i can’t wait to show the boys tomorrow πŸ™‚ & you know what? we’ve had lots of butterflies around our yard this year too. i’m thinking it’s due to the wildflowers we planted this year. it’s fun πŸ™‚

  1. says

    My favorite butterfly classification guide is Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America. It is so easy to use and identify butterflies with this guide! πŸ™‚ {and, yes, it’s a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!}

    • says

      Oo, great recommendation! Thanks, Brandy! We don’t have a field guide for butterflies yet. Our natural history book only had the female (I know now). πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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