Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for...

Edging the path were delicate arching palm fronds swaying in the warm breeze.  Tropical plants, profuse with blossoms of yellow and varying shades of pink on both sides of me touched my legs as I walked. Fragrances in the air carried by the warm breeze filled my senses even before I saw my favorite.

Visiting the Butterfly Farm nearly every day when I'm here, I discover new sights and sounds along the way as well as inside the screened enclosure that houses thirty different species of butterflies.  Imported from other countries...countries such as Viet Nam, India, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and Pakistan, I cherish them all.

Each species has it's own host plant on which it will lay it's eggs.  It is that host plant that the catepillar will then eat (sometime literally devour!) before shedding it's skin to become a pupa or crysalis.  From that, the butterfly emerges. 


Eggs on a Citrus plant.

Crysalis/pupa

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my -- what a gorgeous butterfly, JP. Sounds like a magical place to visit. :)

Retired Knitter said...

Gosh, a butterfly farm. I bet it is wonderful to see.

Sandra said...

vacation in Aruba AND a b fly farm. super. love that shot of all the butterflies, we have a host plant for gulf frittiaries in our yard, the passion plant, we are waiting for them to come and lay their eggs

texwisgirl said...

that's beautiful!

Karen Walker said...

Lovely. Just lovely. So nice to "meet" you.
Karen

gld said...

I can imagine the butterfly house is spectacular. We visited one in St.Louis and some were as big as saucers!

gld said...

The butterfly house must be spectacular. Sounds like you are having a good time.

Dawn said...

Absolute miracle.:)

Bethe77 said...

I dint know that about the plants for the butterflys. That is interesting easch have their own. Hmmm. Learn soemthing new everyday. i lvoe the butterflys what kind is the black and red one.
Here visiting from the A~Z Challenge.
Blessings

forestwalk/laura k said...

cool...beautiful...butterflies!!

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