Butterfly On The Sweet William Flowers

Meet the Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly we have here at the house in the High Desert of Oregon!

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Of course this species of Swallowtail are not just at our garden, but many places here in the High Desert! There were several of these Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies here at the house on this day , I chose these Sweet William Flowers and their visitors to pay attention to!

Since this Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly is in perfect shape I do feel this one is new to the Butterfly world coming from close by! Some years is great for all kinds of Butterflies to show up here to our garden!

We grow the Sweet William flowers by seeds. The Sweet William flowers did very well the first year we put them in and the butterflies of all kinds like them so much we put more of them into the garden here and there!

The Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies have everything they need right here in our garden! From food to the mud we supply for water the butterflies drink from. We even do not mind when they lay their eggs here and there! Though I really feel the trees that are close by are really where the caterpillars live and feed. Way up high in those trees you can see where the Caterpillars are, this is where I feel they metamorphoses into butterflies…..

I may make a blog of one of these Yellow Swallowtails who look as if it just emerged, drying it’s wings on a leaf…..

I do like this shot I took of the Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies sets of wings. Front are up while the back wings are down.

This shot above I wanted to show the Sweet William Flowers with the Yellow Swallowtail in the shot but more in the background. I sure do like these Sweet William Flowers! Easy to grow, we have the Sweet William Flowers in several locations of our small properties garden.

Thank you for coming by and checking out this Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly!!

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  1. The Yellow Swallowtail is very beautiful! Must be very fun to have them in your garden and be able to follow their life cycle up close.

    1. Hi there Girl Gone Expat, it is rather neat. Some years we have over a dozen here! I have yet to photograph them laying eggs like the other butterflies. The swallowtail I think they lay their eggs way up high in the tree?? I thought perhaps in the lilacs , but ??
      Thank you for commenting!!

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