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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

October 23, 2011

Just a quick picture of a black swallowtail butterfly on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. This one was hanging out at a “bumblebee” garden at Mason, one of several small gardens planted with pollinator-friendly plants and kept unmowed. They tend to attract all sorts of cool pollinators, including butterflies and native bees – proof that even small patches of suitable habitat here and there can have a positive impact on native pollinators. For more information on Northern Virginia butterflies, take a look at the Butterfly Society of Virginia.

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