After a slow start this summer, the number of Giant Swallowtail sightings/reports appears to be increasing.

“We have a resident Giant Swallowtail in our garden in Keene. It particularly likes the pink Phlox.” Susan Vance

Giant Swallowtail – Keene – August 26, 2017 – Susan Vance











“On August 26, we paddled the Indian River for a few hours, and went north from Douro Park on the 2nd line s/e of Douro. Of interest, were three Giant Swallowtails, a fair number of water birds (herons, gulls, and Hooded Mergansers), and beneath the bridge on the road, two Darling Underwings (Catocala cara) roosted on the underside of the bridge concrete.”  Tim Dyson

Giant Swallowtail on Phlox – August 18, 2014 – Drew Monkman

Giant Swallowtail on Phlox – Tim Dyson

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.