So, in finalizing the material this morning, I needed a few more photos and did not have time to go further than my backyard. I chanced upon a very bold Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on the coneflowers. With some editing on the computer, I achieved two reasonable image of one of my favorite butterflies. I was only about 5 to 6 inches from the subject!
The nectar must have been powerfully sweet to overcome the butterfly's aversion to people.
I only hope that I can cover 16 people when we are in the herb garden at Cornell Plantations.