In the years since the Industrial Revolution, we humans have been partying pretty hard. We've ransacked most of the earth for resources. A small part of the world's population ended up with some nice goodies, but now we're eating the seed corn.
~David Brower ~


Tiger Swallowtails are large (three to six inch) tiger-striped butterflies that occur throughout much of the United States, though some authorities consider the western form a separate species.

Tiger Swallowtail

Some females are mostly black, and all females are the same color as their mother. This may be an example of mimicry of the pipevine swallowtail, a species which is distasteful to birds.