New butterfly species sighted!

After very heavy and unseasonal rain overnight, the garden is jumping with birds, cicadas, dragonflies and butterflies. Everyone is out either feasting, mating or drying out, including a very sogggy brushtail possum that lives in a tree next to our house.


But today's real excitement was seeing a new butterfly species - the Fuscous Swallowtail. I was very lucky to find a female sitting still long enough to let me capture some photos of her, then later found her engaged in a delightful mating dance with a male outside my office window. 


Some days are just perfect.

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