Video posted to YouTube by acarvin.
Photo of Gypsy and Pywacket from family album.
The butterflies in the video live at Brookside Gardens Butterly Pavilionin Wheaton, Maryland, U.S.A., but butterflies are emerging from the confinement of chrysalises all over the world. Reuters.com carried an article HERE this past Thursday on London’s Natural History Museum‘s Sensational Butterflies climate controlled exhibit of moths and butterflies from around the world. It is open through September. Wherever you live, there is probably just such an exhibit (check museums and zoos) you can visit near you, certainly the making of a fun family day.
Chinese painting (970 b.c.e.) of Butterfly and Chinese wisteria flowers Scanned from an old Chinese book by Xü Xi via Wikipedia.
The San Diego Natural History Museum calls butterflies “flying flowers” and provides suggestions for plants that will attract butterflies to your garden for very own butterfly exhibit. The suggestions are specific to the San Diego (California, U.S.A.) area, but there are probably some hints that will work almost anywhere and not doubt information can be found specific to your home region.
- Little brown butterfly that was forgotten for more than 100 years is a new species (telegraph.co.uk)
- The real butterfly effect – not chaos, but wonder (guardian.co.uk)
- Face Of The Day (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Discover San Diego Zoo With Your Children – The Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo (sandiegohoteldeals.wordpress.com)
- the butterfly’s tale ~ (malburns.wordpress.com)