Pretty Pollinator

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, in bright yellow hues, rests on a Black-Eyed Susan Coneflower among the Sonny Montgomery statue's flowerbed.
Photo by Grace Cockrell

May 15, 2024

A swallowtail butterfly sporting bright yellow hues rests on a purple coneflower planted in beds near the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery statue by McCool Hall. As it draws nectar, it unknowingly assists in the essential cross-pollination process, a part of the intricate ecosystem carefully tended by MSU's dedicated landscaping team.