Flittering Fun

Fluttering Fun visited the OM Sanctuary Serenity Garden a few days ago when an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail danced from flower to flower entertaining guests. This butterflies’ elegant projections extend from their hind wings known as “swallowtails”. They get their name from the tiger “stripes” that run down their wings. This species lives as far north as Canada, as far south as the Gulf of Mexico, and east of the Rocky Mountain Range. They prefer deciduous woodland areas. The larvae consume leaves, while adults drink nectar, like the one pictured below. This is just one example of the diverse wildlife that calls OM Sanctuary its home.

Flowers with butterfly

Statistics are credited to http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/easterntiger.htm

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This entry was published on August 14, 2014 at 11:00 am. It’s filed under OMS Interest, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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