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Dutchman’s Pipevine Photo from 1915

Look what Fred Bodin from Bodin Historic Photo shared! Julia Lane, later Julia Wheeler, posed for Alice M. Curtis on August 12th, 1915, in Gloucester. Fred read my post about Dutchman’s Pipevine and Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies titled Plant, and They … Continue reading

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Plant, and They Will Come!

Nearly five years ago in late September 2007, I photographed a male Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor) nectaring in my garden. I found mesmerizing its dark beauty, with black wings punctuated by brilliant orange spots and shimmering iridescence. The wings … Continue reading

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