Seen sailing around and nectaring on some Butterfly Bush blossoms for about 30 seconds at a time, that were right next to some Fennel, then sailed across the path to some pink cone flowers and nectared there for about 30 seconds, came back to the Butterfly Bush and briefly fed again, circled me a couple of times, then flew around a Rose of Sharon shrub though it didn't land, then flew up into an Oriental White Oak tree where I followed it. It stayed on the tree's leaves for a couple of minutes, then flew off from the gardens to across the street. Size: Approx. 3.5 - 4" wingspan. Weather: 90 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
In a large bed of flowers and shrubs at the demonstration gardens at the county extension office. Other flowers in this bed included Joe-Pye Weed, White and Pink Cone Flowers, Bee Balm, Pink Phlox, Purpletop Verbena, Stonecrop, ornamental grasses and more.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)