08/01/11 – Butterfly Rescue!

Giant Swallowtail

Every now and then when I leave work, insects get caught behind this glass enclosure.  Occasionally, butterflies also get stuck and for the past two years, I have been assisting them back to freedom.  Normally, its a silver-spotted skipper or a cabbage white… but today was something much more ‘giant’.

To my surprise, a giant swallowtail was stuck frantically flying against the glass this evening.  I gently cupped it into my hands and released him back to safety.  I snapped this photo quickly with my phone.

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