Saturday, October 11, 2008

Society's Queen City Swallowtail

Selma is the "Butterfly Capital of Alabama," and the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is its official mascot. This butterfly sculpture was sponsored by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society and painted by member Candi Duncan. It sits on the corner of Heritage Village near Sturdivant Hall.

The Butterfly Project unveiled 45 sculptures Thursday just in time for festival visitors to include the tour in their weekend. The Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival continues tonight at Pickard Auditorium at 7 p.m., and Riverfront Market Day on Water Avenue is open until 5 p.m.

More Butterfly Project photos can be viewed HERE.

6 comments:

Hope said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the butterfly sculpture photos!

Jana said...

How neat!!!

dot said...

What a butterfly!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Huge. If one that big ever lands here I would not be able to get far enough back to get it in focus.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What fun to live in the "Butterfly Capital." ;-)

Moon said...

Love the butterfly. Thanks