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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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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23 Responses to Belly up to the butterfly bar

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

  2. Ingrid says:

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

  3. 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˜‰

  4. 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˜‰ )

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

  6. A. Blake says:

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

  7. seaangel4444 says:

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

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