We enjoyed visiting this greenhouse full of exotic butterflies. I am no butterfly expert and am doing my best to give you the correct names of each. It was a challenge to photograph them as they take flight while you are walking around. I hope you enjoy the start of a new month of summer with me and perhaps it will even encourage you to go outside and see what butterflies are in your own garden.
The Owl butterfly (Caligo eurilochus) greeted us as we came in the door.
Do you know what this plant is? More later...
"I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly!
IndeedI know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!"
~ William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"
When we left the greenhouse, I bought this pretty bookmark to share with one of my readers. Jos snapped a photo of it before it was kindly giftwrapped for me to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment and perhaps tell me about a butterfly you see in your garden regularly. Everyone loves having a pretty bookmark to stich out of their favorite summer book. I will draw a winner by the end of this week. Please leave your email address if you do not have a blog so I can contact you if you win.