Black Swallowtail on a Purple coneflower July 4, 2017 / Rebecca “… find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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That is a very special photo!
I love this shot Rebecca! Is that a Echinacea plant? I always take some of that when I feel a cold coming on!
Thanks, Wayne! Yes, these are purple cornflowers, a species of Echinacea. They have very bright and showy flowers that the butterflies seem to love.
don’t forget the busy bees! I’ve also seen Crab spiders hiding underneath the petals waiting for dinner! They can actually change their colouring to camouflage themselves!
I’ll certainly have to keep that in mind in case I’m ever inclined to pick one. 🙂
they really are scary looking to be honest!