Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Butterfly Encounter

On Monday, Amy and I decided to visit the Butterfly exhibit at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. It comes every year, but I always seem to miss it. Not this year! We spent nearly two hours wandering the paths in the extremely hot and humid enclosure with a rather large Spring Break crowd. But in spite of the fact that we were sweating like crazy and being overrun with other people, we had a fabulous time and got some great photos of the butterflies.


Tiger Longwing

Small Postman

Sara Longwing

A combination of Scarlet Mormons, Great Mormons, and Ruby Swallowtails
Emerald Swallowtail

Paper Kite - the most camera-friendly butterly
Blue Morpho closed...
...and Blue Morpho opened - beautiful!

Of course the butterflies were amazing, but there were also some rather unique plants in this rainforestesque environment. Here are just a few.
I would highly recommend, if you get a chance, to go visit the Butterflies - it is certainly worth every penny (especially if you stay as long as we did!).

1 comments:

Amie Vaughan said...

oh. my. life. gorgousness. god is so creative!