Swallowtail Butterflies on Gee Creek

Male Western Tiger Swallow-tail butterflies will sometimes congregate in wet areas seeking nutrients.  The term for this behavior is mud-puddling.  These butterflies were seen today on the west side of Gee Creek downstream from Abrams Park.  There were 32 that I counted with some leaving and new arrivals dropping in on occasion.


  1. Diane Clevenger says:

    That is absolutely awesome! We have a mud bog in our yard that the city will soon remedy (with any luck). In the meantime, maybe some good will come out of it with some butterflies reaping the benefit. Thanks for this interesting post.

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