Forest Butterfly


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found what I believe to be a Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly peacefully resting on a plant just above the forest floor. I made the discovery as I was hiking recently in an Ottawa County, Michigan wooded area. I’ve seen these fly by often, but rarely get the opportunity to approach one at rest.

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21 responses to “Forest Butterfly”

  1. wordsfromanneli says :

    They are quite flighty, aren’t they?

  2. naturesnippets says :

    Nice picture of a spicebush swallowtail.

  3. raulconde001 says :

    I love that butterfly. Its colors are amazing. :)

  4. golappan says :

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  5. clarepooley33 says :

    A beautiful butterfly

  6. Jenny says :

    That’s a really beautiful photo.

  7. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design says :

    Simply stunning!! Never seen this species before so thank you so much :-)

  8. Jocelyne says :

    What a beautiful butterfly ! I don’t think I ever saw one. What an amazing capture and an impressive photo Jeff :)

  9. lagarder says :

    The nature is so nice and clever…the humans beings ignore nature, why?

  10. janewalkerscards says :

    It almost looks “tropical” with that beautiful blue…..a lovely shot of a beautiful creature.

  11. Sandra dieLimburgse says :

    A pitty we don’t have these kinds of butterflies in the Netherlands … A beautifull creature and a verry nice picture.

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