Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 145 ~

While we were in Canada, we visited a 
with over 2000 colorful, tropical, free flying butterflies.
Seeing most of these butterflies for the first time,
I learned that once a butterfly leaves it's pupae and takes flight,
their life span is only two weeks.
The Monarch Butterfly lives a little longer, 
2 - 6 weeks and will migrate south, as far as Mexico City, for winter.

I took a lot of pictures, I am going to share half today.
I purchased an identification book, but not all of the butterflies were in it.

Cairns Bird Wing

Tiger Longwing

Owl

Rice Paper


Tiger Longwing

Owl

Tiger Longwing




They liked Chuck, he had at least ten land on him while we were there.

Me...I got one, but I could not have been happier!

Sharing today's images with

32 comments:

  1. Fantastic butterflies to see so close! I think the Rice Paper is my favourite!

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  2. Wonderful photos of all the gorgeous butterflies!

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  3. The butterflies are just beautiful. I'd love to visit a butterfly conservatory. There used to be one on Belle Isle in Detroit. They always made sure the outside door was shut very quickly.

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  4. What a delightful place to visit. I have only been in one butterfly garden and it was small. And... I wasn't into picture making then. So, I need to go back!

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  5. Hello Debbie! The butterfly house sounds awesome. You have a lovely collection of beautiful butterflies and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your critters. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I love the owl one ... and with those markings aptly named!

    Great photo's of you and hubs with the butterflies.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Why do so many people I meet who become friends also deal with ms? Glad to meet YOU! I saw you at the critter link up. Ans any friend of Eileen's is bound to be cool

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  8. I love the owl one ... and with those markings aptly named!

    Great photo's of you and hubs with the butterflies.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Those are stunners! I haven't seen most of them.

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  10. I had a butterfly land on my foot once, maybe he thought my colourful sock was a flower. - Margy

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  11. What wonderful photos today Debbie. They are all beautiful. I am impressed you were able to identify them. I have such a hard time when I use my bird book.

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  12. How beautiful! It would be impossible to pick a favorite...but I sure love the owls with those big 'eyes'! What a fun place to visit. Hugs!

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  13. Oh wow! WHat a fabulous place to visit.Names or no names, the beauty remains the same.

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  14. .. gorgeous photos Debbie......
    ..there used to be a Butterfly farm near Sydney that we would take our children to .. they loved it..
    I feels so special when they come and sit on you.
    .. youe waterfall boat cruise looks fabulous.. a lot of wet fun.. xxxxxx
    ... Barb xxxx

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  15. Oh, I love butterflies! I went the butterfly conservatory at the Metropolitan Museum years ago.

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  16. Beautiful butterflies, always stare back at me.

    With their so many eyes.

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  17. How do you always get these amazing photos!?!? Xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  18. Beautiful! Would love to go there.

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  19. Hi Debbie!:) This is a wonderful post. How I would love to go to a butterfly conservatory, and to have one land on me would make my day. I don't know any of these beauties, but they are all gorgeous.

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  20. I just adore finding and visiting these places. We have one at our Minnesota Fair and it's just amazing to see them, hold them and just be in total awe!

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  21. What a fantastic collection, and great pics to go with!

    I went to a butterfly zoo in Milwaukee once, they had some of those but not all.
    ~

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  22. Those are nothing short of GORGEOUS! Love this post, so happy y'all were able to be there. :)

    I had no idea the short life of the butterfly's though; so sad.

    xoxo

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  23. Those butterfly conservatories are really amazing! Such an interesting experience.

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  24. WOW! STUNNING BUTTERFLIES AND SHOTS Debbie

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  25. Such breathtakingly beautiful shots of so many glorious butterflies!!! I would love to visit there and to have one land on me would be amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience :)

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  26. Woowwww. How wonderful photo. Butterflies are beautiful!!!
    Besos.

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  27. Oh my goodness, what lovely, lovely butterflies. That first one is so colorful. I would love to visit this place. You are so lucky to be able to travel like this to see such beauty.

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