Thursday, April 20, 2017

Butterflies

I visited a "Butterflies Go Free" exhibition 
with my daughter and Grandkids 
during Easter weekend.
An annual exhibit featuring thousands of 
live colourful tropical butterflies and 
moths, set free, fluttering all around us, 
in the large greenhouse.
What a delightful experience.


Rice Paper Butterflies


Blue Morpho -blue on the inside of the wings.


The entrance


Cobra Moth


 Mathieu, Suzanne and Sabrina

Feasting on food

Owl Butterfly


White Morpho

Monarch
Native to our region.


Golden Birdwing

Rice Paper and Tailed Jay

Owl Butterflies

Food

Golden Helicon

Blue Morpho

Cobra Moth

A Caterpillar on the leaf







Golden Birdwing

Blue Morpho

Oxfordshire

Lowi Swallowtail

Tailed Jay

A Moth?

Lowi Swallowtail



A lot of beautiful plants to attract the butterflies


This plant is a favourite



Banded Orange

The butterflies are in heaven amidst
the lush greenery and
 flowers in the Greenhouse.

Pink Rose and Postman Butterflies below


Tailed Jay and Monarch


Rice Paper

Blue Morpho-Blue on the inside.

Golden Helicon



A little booklet is available 
which helped me identify
 most of the species above...

A most enjoyable visit to welcome Spring
and forget Winter.
I must return next year.

Thanks for visiting my blog xo

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