“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” Rachel Carson
Many blissful hours can be spent in capturing the exquisite beauty and absolute mystery of pollinators. What better place could there be for a shutterbug to pursue the joy of photography than in his or her own backyard! The spicebush swallowtail, one of seven swallowtails found in coastal Alabama, can be identified by the underwing pattern. Notice the “skyrocket trail” in the pattern of yellow dots.