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By PattiW  
SWALLOWTAIL ON DWARF POINCIANA . . .One from a couple days ago. The Dwarf Poinciana tree is an anchor plant in the Butterfly Garden. Every butterfly that visits the garden visits this beautiful flowering tree, some briefly but others like this lovely Swallowtail linger to nectar.

The Butterfly Garden has been very busy lately with a myriad of flying visitors. Queens, Fritillarys, Longwings, Monarchs and a variety of Swallowtails have been dropping in, some for a brief visit and others for a much longer stay. All are lovely and I am utterly amazed and thrilled with each visitor.

This is the first year for this particular Butterfly Garden and I must admit I am rather pleased. Everything planted here is either for butterfly nectaring or is a butterfly host plant (where they lay their eggs and the caterpillars feed). It is in its beginning stages and won't fully fill the area for another year or so.

Thanks for looking!

Thanks for all the votes and comments on my previous uploads!

God bless and have a wonderful day!

Tags: Swallowtail Wildlife and nature

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
24 Oct 2013 12:06PM
You have certainly been richly rewarded for your effort on the butterfly garden. This is a delicate and beautiful image.

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24 Oct 2013 12:08PM
the butterfly garden has worked a treat for you Patti another excellent capture

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Oct 2013 12:13PM
A pleasing frame filler here.
Good shot.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
24 Oct 2013 1:06PM
Beautiful and colourful image,well done,
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 1:09PM
Lovely colourful presentation. GrinGrin Peter.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
24 Oct 2013 2:38PM
You are so lucky to have such a beautiful tree in your garden, Patti, and to attract these beautiful butterflies is a bonus Smile A beautiful image. Carol
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
24 Oct 2013 2:52PM
Great narrative Patti. I wish you every success with your butterfly garden.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Oct 2013 2:53PM
A lovely and well captured image Patti Grin
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
24 Oct 2013 3:07PM
That butterfly is so well detailed.
24 Oct 2013 4:15PM
Beautiful composition!
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 5:17PM
A splendid colourful capture
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 5:51PM
Beautiful captureSmile

Dinky65 3 1 United States
24 Oct 2013 6:39PM
I've been off here for a while but a very nice shot to come back to.Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 8:07PM
Such a lovely image Patti
7 10 10 England
24 Oct 2013 8:18PM
Lovely images you are giving us Patti.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 5:28PM
Beautiful shot, lovely butterfly too
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2013 11:50AM
A pleasure to look at! I like the butterfly and the flower! Both great subjects in this wonderful compo. Grin
27 Oct 2013 1:10PM
beautiful shot.. I love to see them in the summer.. brightens up the day
debu 6 India
27 Oct 2013 2:05PM
Lovely colourful detailed image.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
6 Nov 2013 10:45AM
Superb Patti. Love the colours . It is a delicate image . Love it xx

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