Pat and I also saw one in Shoreham last week when we picked up plants from Golden Russet Farm for the Vt. Hort. Farm sale . And, we had one on our Oriental Lilies yesterday. Several baby purple finches entertaining us around the yard. And a Phoebe is picking flies off the side of the house -- a sure sign that August has arrived!
On Aug 1, 2012, at 12:53 PM, Jane Stein wrote:
> I've now got two of them flitting around my phlox and other flowers, to my delight, as well as several hummingbird moths. The swallowtails appeared to be engaged in mating behavior at one point.
> I've always had regular swallowtails here, but I would never have recognized the Giants for what they were until Brian posted here about them a while ago. I wonder whether there will turn out to be more of them more often in VT than we think in future years now that more people can recognize them.
> On 8/1/2012 12:29 PM, Kathy Leonard wrote:
>> The size of this beauty immediately got my attention - this is the first
>> giant swallowtail butterfly I've seen in Vermont (or elsewhere). It fed at
>> the echinacea but didn't seem to notice the asclepias. Lovely.
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