The cold of January has me yearning for the heat of summer and all of the beautiful creatures that go along with it. In particular just when I thought the bee balm was dried up and done for in August there was a second bloom and this one fed a large gathering of butterflies. I don’t know much about butterflies but I do know they have a purpose in the garden and I go out of my way to appealing flowers for them.
Today’s video is from July 2013 and it features 2 different butterfly species. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly. Its fluttering friend is the Gold Rim Swallowtail or Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas) of the Papilionidae family. Among the flutterflies you can notice a few carpenter bees managing their foraging for the day too. The music as always is provided by Dano songs. So if the winter winds are keeping you indoors enjoy a peak into what will be among us in the northern hemisphere in just another 6 months.