Description During the summer we often raised swallowtails in addition to the monarchs. I took photos of this female black swallowtail (formerly called the eastern black swallowtail) as she eclosed. She's drying her wings in this photo. A few hours later we were able to release her.
Valerie Evanson Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement Welcome to my Imagekind store! This store features the largest selection available for prints of my paintings, drawings, sculptures and photos.
My fine art explores various mediums through abstraction and realism. Cats, horses, monarch butterflies and old buildings being reclaimed by nature are common subjects. Currently, we share our house with 3 Maine Coon cats. During the summer we raise monarchs and other butterflies as a family project. You can follow our monarch journey through Facebook as well as find educational info on raising monarchs and milkweed.