Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Butterfly Rainforest






I wish I could say that these images of beautiful butterflies were taken in my own backyard, but the truth is that these "flying flowers" are part of what we saw in the Butterfly Rainforest at the University of Florida's Museum of Natural History. There were lots and lots of them fluttering all around us, happy as a lark sipping nectar from the array of beautiful tropical plants. This was a fun trip for all of us (mother, daughter & me), and I highly recommend a visit to this living exhibit of some of God's most exquisite creatures. Pictured from left to right: a view of the plants, Monarch, Owl butterfly, and the unbelievable Blue Morpho butterfly.

4 comments:

Meems said...

susan, i like the additions to your blog... all the side bar photos of orchids are lovely.

Susan said...

Meems...Thanks. I thought they added some nice color!

Wicked Gardener said...

Aren't their gardens beautiful? I was so inspired by the plants they had there. I could have spent hours there, and hardly notice a butterfly at all!

Susan said...

wicked gardener...I totally agree with you. A great place to visit and linger.

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