Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tiger swallowtail and thistle

While running through the Morton Grove's restored tallgrass prairie in Miami Woods, I encountered this lovely site: a male tiger swallowtail feasting on a thistle blossom.

Earlier Morton Grove wildflower posts:

Pokeweed in Morton Grove
Morton Grove's August mayapples
Orange daylilies
Giant nodding thistle invades Morton Grove!
Large-flowered coreopsis
Ohio spiderwort
Blue flag iris after a prescribed burn
After a prescribed burn: Morton Grove's brown lands
Daisies in Morton Grove
Common cinquefoil
Woodland phlox
Wild geraniums
Virginia bluebells
Red trillium
On this day: Linnaeus publishes major work; Morton Grove trillium
Blue violet, Illinois' state flower

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