Tiger Swallowtail

The Free Wallpaper this time is of a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. It was contributed by Steve from Out On The Prairie. I hope to be able to bring you more from Steve, because he does very good work. Leave him a comment, and let him know what you think. Steve takes nature photos exclusively, and he doesn't leave home without his camera.

Let's let Steve tell about this photo in his own words.

"A Tiger Swallowtail sips nectar from a Buttonbush flower. The Buttonbush is found near wetlands, and has a very unusual bloom to attract a variety of pollinators. This was taken in Geode State Park, near New London, IA. A geode is a plain looking round rock on the outside that is hollow and full of a variety of crystals when opened up. It is the state rock for Iowa. I enjoy going into this park year round with some great trails to relax and walk around a nice lake."

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If you would like to see more of Steve's photos, and his excellent stories, you can find them at his blog, Out On The Prairie, and even more of his photos on his Flickr site. He writes fiction that is based on the lives of his family and friends. He interviewed them to get the essence of their experiences with nature and life on the prairie.

Steve's Blog - Out On The Prairie
Steve's Flickr Site - Iowa State Parks

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