The butterfly guy mentioned something about what butterflies eat but I was too busy snapping away at one who was holding perfectly still on a leaf on the other side of the area. I could’ve sworn he said something about not bringing in anything alcoholic into the display else they’d want it or maybe I was just thinking too hard about having a sangria with dinner that evening 😉 But as you can see in these images and in this one from the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, they like their fermenting fruits and sweet water.
The first butterfly is my old friend the Blue Morpho; the other is a Grecian Shoemaker.
This is so beautiful. I would love to put one up in my garden someday
Thank you. I want to plant a butterfly bush one day and get a two for one…butterflies and pretty greenery 🙂
It might always be 5 o’clock for them 🙂
Love it when nature accommodates us snap happy folk. Sangria? Count me in 🙂
I had a rose sangria later that day and it was good!!!
If Sangria is the secret to attracting butterflies, I’ll have to make it a regular thing this summer, Teri. For ther butterflies, of course. 😉
But of course for the butterflies 😉 And why wait for summer to start practicing….hehehe.
I should probably begin perfecting my recipe but now still seems like the time for warmed drinks.
C’mon! Think Spring! 🙂
I saw the perfect photo for you this morning…I just need to get my camera and make the image. 🙂
I look forward to seeing it 🙂
Always enjoy drinking a glass of Sangria 🙂 Those butterflies are very pretty – I have no idea that they are interested in banana too (after seeing the other picture 😉 )
Sangria is good isn’t it! Maybe they like banana daiquiris? 🙂
Real natural beauties – quite amazing creatures if you consider their entire life-cycle.
Their lives while short are brilliant.
Such pretty photos!
Thank you 🙂
In addition to your wonderful photos, I love your titles.
Thanks. Have to throw a bit of personalization in the posts 🙂
These are gorgeous, Teri! I am amazed at how many types of butterflies exist!! Cher xo
Thanks! Not all of the species were out fluttering around as the exhibit just opened. But I do have a few more species to show 🙂
Excellent; I’m looking forward to seeing the photos!! I love butterflies!!