Yesterday morning, I was prowling the yard with my macro lens and found this swallowtail. It was so intent on its hunt for sweet, sweet nectar in the salvia flowers that it didn’t mind me getting extremely close.
The butterflies and hummingbirds seem to prefer the red hot poker flowers above all; the bees prefer the salvia. But now that the pokers are just about done blooming, the salvia plant is the centre of attention. This plant seeded itself in our garden last year, and has thrived. And what a great plant it is, flowering non-stop from May to September. I notice we have a whole bunch of new little plants around it, so I’m hoping that next year there will be plenty of salvia for all the little critters.