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Nature Study: Butterflies

We recently went to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. What a wonderful opportunity to observe so many beautiful species of butterflies. There many brightly colored tropical flowers to attract the elegant insects. Here are some shots I took while walking through the observation room.

  Giant Swallowtail, Heraclides cresphontes  Giant Swallowtail, Heraclides cresphontes

Paper Kite  Idea leuconoePaper Kite, Idea leuconoe

Picture 245

Picture 244

Postman, Heliconius erato Postman, Heliconius erato

Owl butterfly, Caligo memnonOwl butterfly, Caligo memnon

Lowii Swallowtail, Papilio lowiiLowii Swallowtail, Papilio lowii

Please note: I have done my best to identify these butterflies correctly. If you have any corrections or additions, please let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

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2 thoughts on “Nature Study: Butterflies

  1. Beautiful pictures! We do a butterfly unit every year and make their habitats out of soda bottles. The kids love to see the caterpillars change from chrysalis to butterfly!

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