Black Swallowtail on Purple Aster

I’m enjoying the abundant life on the purple Asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae). Skipper butterflies are constantly flitting around the blooms, and in addition to the Monarch butterflies, the Black Swallowtails are enjoying the nectar.

Black Swallowtail on Purple New England Aster

Black Swallowtail on Purple New England Aster

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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