The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is a nice outing for all ages. My favorite exhibit is the Butterfly Room. You can find more information here: Butterfly Room at Academy of Natural Sciences
I was fascinated by the cocoon hatching area.
The butterflies are attracted to the yellow walls of the room.
Maybe the butterfly in me is why I am attracted to yellow walls. SMILE!
I got this beautiful butterfly shot near Pothundy dam, Palakkad ,Kerala. Luckily got this shot when the butterfly was busy sucking nectar from the flower. 🙂 Quite excited!!! as I was waiting to get this shot from a long time 🙂 yay !! \o/ 😀
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Vi har noen små sommerfugler i Norge som går under navnet ‘blåvinger’. Mange oppfatter at det dreier seg om samme art, men i realiteten dreier det seg en 10-12 varianter innenfor samme familie og noen av dem er så sjeldne at de står på listen over ‘truede arter’
In Norway we have a specie of butterlies that goes under the name ‘Blue-wings’. Most people look upon these butterflies as ‘one of the same’, but in fact there are at least 10-12 different kinds within the same family. And some of them are so rare tht they figure on the list of endangered species.
Og når de ser denne lille charmerende krabaten, så tenker man ikke på ‘blåvinger’ i det hele tatt, men det er det! Den er ensfarget blå, blålilla eller brunlilla på oversiden, men med perlemorsmønster på undersiden. Forøvrig er det ingen stor sommerfugl. Fra vingetupp til vingetupp kan…
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This is the first butterfly I have managed to identify. It’s a Marbled White (Satyridae) posh name Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus). It’s known for its slow flight (perhaps that’s why I managed to capture it on camera) and for its frequently visits flowers, particularly thistles, knapweed (just googled this to find it is the plant in the pic!) and scabious (a similar plant with blue flowers) – tells google images 😉
"Once Chuang Chou dreamed that he was a butterfly. He fluttered about happily, quite pleased with the state that he was in, and knew nothing about Chuang Chou. Presently he awoke and found that he was very much Chuang Chou again. Now, did Chou dream that he was a butterfly or was the butterfly now dreaming that he was Chou?"reality
I was able to get a good start on some organizational issues I need to resolve (read: I threw away a lot of junk!) today. That and I was well done both by the task and the heat I decided to share two from our place.