Springfield photographer's butterfly shot featured on stamp

Updated 8/13/2017 7:44 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A photograph taken in central Illinois of a monarch butterfly perched on a yellow goldenrod flower is featured on a new U.S. Postal Service stamp.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that one of its photographers, Justin L. Fowler, captured the image in rural Sangamon County. It's among five butterfly and honeybee pictures in a new line of Forever stamps called "Protect Pollinators." The stamps debuted this month in Virginia.

Fowler's picture was taken in September 2015 and was originally featured in a photo essay about monarch butterflies migrating from Canada and the northern U.S. to spend the winter in Mexico.

Fowler says "to know my photograph is on a stamp is truly a unique moment in my career."


Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.