Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Anise Swallowtail

One of the highlights of our 12 August 2021 stroll on the beach near Ocean Shores, Washington—an Anise Swallowtail. These large butterflies are common across most of western North America. They enjoy a variety of habitats, from mountain tops to ocean beaches. They are not strangers to urban gardens. They are absent only in the driest of deserts and the deepest forests. Surprisingly, this Anise Swallowtail is a first for us.

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