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Spicebush Swallowtail on Yellow fringed Orchid | by jimf_29605
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Spicebush Swallowtail on Yellow fringed Orchid

On the way to Pisgah Nationa Forest where I went to photograph the Three-birds Orchids, I stopped along the road to photograph the groups of wild, Yellow fringed Orchids. It's so nice to see them blooming on that mountain road, but since they grow in the ditches, I fear that they will succumb to mowing or ditch expansion. Anyway, while I was photographing the orchids, some butterflies came looking for a sip of nectar. I couldn't pass up this photographic opportunity...

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Taken on July 29, 2011