Tuesday, July 14, 2009
skipping boldly through the field
on the long, striped wings I have waited for.
though at every other flower and stem,
wings lay open,
hungry mouths feed.
the Paw-Paws planted,
just as she likes them,
in the shaded grove.
Three small trees.
Just as Monarchs go with milkweed, so, too, do Zebra Swallowtails and the Paw-Paw tree.
As wooded areas are cleared, this native understory tree is often lost.
In April, hoping to attract Zebra Swallowtail butterflies, I planted 3 small trees.
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