Jean Bradbury lives in northeast Seattle. She’s an artist, and she loves swallowtail butterflies.
“These guys are big—like we think of a monarch, maybe—big like the palm of your hand,” Bradbury says. “They’re pale bright yellow. Very, very beautiful.”
She says she hasn't seen many swallowtail butterflies in Seattle before, but this summer she sees them every day.
She posted about it on Facebook. And, she says, her friends said, “Yes! It's a thing! There seem to have been more this year.” Bradbury asked KUOW to investigate.