I was very excited to receive a package from the Tennessee Conservationist magazine today, it contained 5 copies of the issue with my cover shot! This magazine is put out by the TN Department of Conservation and is distributed through the state parks.
The photo was taken in Aug. 2008 in the Smokies while Kenny and I were attending the Bugguide Gathering. A group of us spotted these Turk's Cap Lilies on the side of the road. What a thrill it was to see these beautiful Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies too. I was amazed to see three on one flower and I snapped this shot! Now I'll have to shoot for a cover in National Geographic! Well, a girl can always dream! ;)