Jerry Mikutis Chicago Reiki - male black eastern swallowtail butterfly by South Pond in Lincoln Park Chicago

Chicago Reiki: Black Swallowtail Butterflies


On my many walks through the park surrounding South Pond in Chicago, I see so much beauty in nature around me. While Monarch butterflies had my attention most of the summer, beautiful black swallowtail butterflies have also caught my eye more than once.

I hope you enjoy this photo of a male eastern black swallowtail (It’s a boy because of all the yellow! Girls have more blue).

I believe my connection to Reiki allows me to see the beauty of nature around me and helps me deal with the stressful news of sad things around the world. Please join me for the Wednesday night Reiki Peace Meditation for the beautiful interdependence and interconnectedness of nature all around us.

Reiki Peace Meditation
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Wednesdays at 6PM CST

  • 6PM Chicago
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Photo of a male black eastern swallowtail butterfly, taken by me on September 13th, 2021 by South Pond in Lincoln Park Chicago.