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Friday, October 9, 2009

Butterflies


Just living is not enough, said the butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. - Hans Christian Anderson

As summer has ended and we are into the fall planting season I was reflecting on all the summer butterflies and decided to post some of my favorite pictures of my butterfies.





























2 comments:

  1. Wow Karin! Were these taken in you GA home? I'd never seen butterflies like some of these. The second one looks like a Mimic. It says it's a rare stray from the tropics.The Moths and Butterflies of North America don't have any listed for Georgia. Here is the website with the page..
    http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1774&chosen_state=37*North%20Carolina
    I've sent in photos with the info of butterflies they don't have in my area and they are very happy to get them. I'm having a little bit of a hard time figuring out the two on the orange tray. They look like Satyrs of some type but their spots are giving me a hard time!! hahaha! How very interesting! Thanks for posting these!

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  2. Hi Eve! These butterflies were taken at various locations during 2009. The two middle photos were taken at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. They have a Butterfly House with a great selection of butterflies. I am not sure what type of butterfly the second one is. The butterflies in the tray are Owl Butterflies. I have tons of pictures of butterflies in my garden, some I have included in various posts but I really should do a post on just butterflies in my garden. I will put it on my list for 2011. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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