Sep 17th, 2023


Yellow and black Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly feeds from red flowers. Native butterflies like the Eastern tiger swallowtail love flower nectar!

About Clara Aus

Clara joined the Lewis Ginter team in 2022 as a Butterfly Educator, then worked as a Social Media Intern in the Marketing Department, and now has assumed the role of Butterflies LIVE! Coordinator in the M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit. She loves educating the public about insects, especially butterflies, and hopes to strengthen engagement with the community about how we can help native pollinators in Virginia and its surrounding states. In her spare time, she collects and preserves insects for display. Today, she possesses a collection of over 200 unique insects, about 100 of which are butterflies, both tropical and native species.

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