Pollinator of the Week

BLACK SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY

Pollinator Useful Facts...

-preferred habitat: large fields, marshes, hills

-favorite host plants: celery, dill, parsley, carrot, fennel 

-favorite nectar plants: coneflower, red clover, sunflower, zinnia, butterfly weed (same plant family as milkweed) and bee balm

---Black Swallowtail Butterflies are especially attracted to large clusters of bright, colorful plants with lots of leaves!---

Keep in mind the following life stages of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly when watching for these vital, beautiful pollinators to appear in your garden ↓↓↓↓

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Egg Stage 

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Caterpillar Stage 

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Pupa Stage 

 

 

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This week's pollinator...

The Black Swallowtail Butterfly is already at work to pollinate our own South Ridge, Vermont field!

Mike Kiernan