Subject: Tiger Swallowtail on Joe Pye Weed
Location: near Villa Marie, Pennsylvania
August 12, 2013
Our editorial staff was excited to be in Eastern Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line in August as the Joe Pye Weed, Ironweed and Milkweed, all native wet meadow plants that attract butterflies, would be blooming.
This Tiger Swallowtail proved to be a difficult subject, flying away each time we approached with the camera. Growing up in eastern Mahoning County, we fondly referred to the parts of Pennsylvania just past the border as “the country” and we still enjoy drives in the area to view the wildlife.