Our Butterflies

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  1. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Thought I would share these here since I'm pretty impressed with them LOL

    These are the butterflies that we raised up from teeny little caterpillars and released into our flower garden yesterday

    hope you enjoy them. they are painted lady butterflies


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    In this picture you can see the proboscus (the thin black thing that looks like a leg... it's how they eat)

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  2. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    very cool!
     
  3. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    They're so pretty!

    I <3 butterflies.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Very cool!
    How did Hannah handle letting them go?
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I love painted ladies!!! Hyia and I found a catiplillar on the willow tree today. WE will be watching it out there hoping a bird doesn't get it. I don't care how many times you see this happen, its amazing every single time.
     
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    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Those are gorgeous!
     
  7. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Thank you :) They are very beautiful. I'm so glad he stopped right there on the flower and posed so nicely for me :)

    It was funny when we released them becuase Hannah went right up to the little butterfly house and was looking in and one flew out and right at her and she was backing up and he kept following her HAHAHA she didn't know WHAT to think about that. and I just kept hoping she wouldn't swat it lol.
     
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    Nice! I love macros
     
  9. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Thank you

    I can't believe he let me get that close to him. I was seriously only inches away from him and he didn't even flinch lol
     
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    Oh, how beautiful! Forget the kids; I want one of those kits for myself!
     
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    Buckshot Moderator

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    You have inspired me to take a 5 hour drive to Denver and get some macros at the Butterfly Pavilion. I spose Ill check out the Zoo, Botanic gardens and museum too.
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Sparks, I love these! :) I miss watching Painted Lady Butterflies grow up. . we used to do that every year when I was a kid. :(

    Buckshot, I hope we get to see those pictures. I want to go to the Butterfly Pavillion next time I'm in Denver.
     
  13. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    oooooooh buckshot... looking forward to seeing pictures.

    there is a butterfly house in hershey that I would LOVE to take Hannah to and get some photos.

    my photography is nothing short of amateur but with butterflies... that really doesn't matter cause their beauty outshines everything else lol.

    this was a really cool experience and we have seen them hanging around a few times too which is SO neat :)

    and Thank you everyone for the comments :)
     
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    So beautiful. I just love Butterflies. :)
     
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    Neat !!!
     

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