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Emil Baum­bach de­liv­ered his usual won­der­ful photo, this time of a gi­ant swal­low­tail but­ter­fly at a Cook County for­est pre­serve. “The largest but­ter­fly in North Amer­ica loves the nec­tar bear­ing plants, in­clud­ing this bee balm,” he emailed. Peggy Note­baert Na­ture Mu­seum’s Doug Taron emailed, “I’m hear­ing more re­ports than usual for this species this year. I’ve even seen one near my house, which is un­usual.”

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