Springfield photographer's butterfly shot featured on stamp

 
 
Updated 8/13/2017 7:44 AM
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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."

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

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