Belly up to the butterfly bar

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.Ā  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 šŸ˜‰Ā  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.

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  1. #1 by janaline's world journey on March 13, 2015 - 8:17 am

    This is so beautiful. I would love to put one up in my garden someday

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 9:09 am

      Thank you. I want to plant a butterfly bush one day and get a two for one…butterflies and pretty greenery šŸ™‚

  2. #3 by Timothy Price on March 13, 2015 - 10:09 am

    happy butterflies!

  3. #5 by Ingrid on March 13, 2015 - 10:27 am

    Love it when nature accommodates us snap happy folk. Sangria? Count me in šŸ™‚

  4. #7 by milfordstreet on March 13, 2015 - 10:32 am

    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. šŸ˜‰

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 10:36 am

      But of course for the butterflies šŸ˜‰ And why wait for summer to start practicing….hehehe.

      • #9 by milfordstreet on March 13, 2015 - 11:35 am

        I should probably begin perfecting my recipe but now still seems like the time for warmed drinks.

      • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 11:37 am

        C’mon! Think Spring! šŸ™‚

      • #11 by milfordstreet on March 13, 2015 - 11:45 am

        I saw the perfect photo for you this morning…I just need to get my camera and make the image. šŸ™‚

      • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

        I look forward to seeing it šŸ™‚

  5. #13 by Indah Susanti on March 13, 2015 - 10:57 am

    Always enjoy drinking a glass of Sangria šŸ™‚ Those butterflies are very pretty – I have no idea that they are interested in banana too (after seeing the other picture šŸ˜‰ )

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 9:28 pm

      Sangria is good isn’t it! Maybe they like banana daiquiris? šŸ™‚

  6. #15 by infraredrobert on March 13, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    Real natural beauties – quite amazing creatures if you consider their entire life-cycle.

  7. #17 by Valerie (Our Ruins) on March 13, 2015 - 1:43 pm

    Such pretty photos!

  8. #19 by A. Blake on March 13, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    In addition to your wonderful photos, I love your titles.

    • #20 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 9:10 pm

      Thanks. Have to throw a bit of personalization in the posts šŸ™‚

  9. #21 by seaangel4444 on March 13, 2015 - 9:14 pm

    These are gorgeous, Teri! I am amazed at how many types of butterflies exist!! Cher xo

    • #22 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 9:21 pm

      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 šŸ™‚

      • #23 by seaangel4444 on March 13, 2015 - 9:26 pm

        Excellent; I’m looking forward to seeing the photos!! I love butterflies!!

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