Saturday, 30 July 2011

Camera Critters...

I had two days holiday from work this week (hurrah!), so after having to clean the house (boo!) due to someone coming to view it, I took myself off with my camera to Stratford upon Avon Butterfly Farm.  What can I say?  It was fascinating but hot, darn hot!  I had to practically wring my hair out the humidity was so high, and at one point my camera had a crisis and stopped working. I had to take the battery out to re-boot it, and then took it outside to get some oxygen. Anyway, lovely butterflies, great place to visit (very nice little shop too), and here are some of the photos I managed to get.

The Butterfly Farm and the wild flower garden outside...

Butterfly
...and some of the residents.

Butterfly on Branch


Butterfly on Leaf

Butterfly and Orange

Love this sign :O)


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12 comments:

Fage said...

*gasp* Wow!

Laloofah said...

Ah, so that's where you were doing all that glowing! :-) What a great place to spend a day off! The wildflower garden is wonderful, and the residents fascinating ~ especially the Dead-leaf Butterfly and Owl Butterfly! Critters who can disguise themselves like that amaze me. Your Dead-leaf Butterfly photo belongs on this page! (And check out how they display the Owl Butterfly's camo job.)

I love the Caution: Baby Quails! sign too! And of course I have to ask... "Why, what's 'e gonna do, nibble me bum?" LOL

Barbara said...

I am so impressed you know the names of these creatures, I just thought 'oh there's a butterfly, oh there's another butterfly...'! That page is fascinating, nature is so amazing... I think the Baby Quails were a bit kamikaze and just rushing out in front of people on the paths or something! I did wonder what the baby quails were actually doing in the butterfly house, but hey ho, each to his own!

Laloofah said...

I only know a few butterflies, unfortunately. I learned some on my visit to the LaPaz Butterfly Garden in Costa Rica a few years back, plus a neighbor here raises and releases Painted Lady butterflies, so I learned a little more from her. The only other butterfly I recognize among your photos is the first one, which I'm pretty sure is a variety of Swallowtail. We have Yellow Swallowtails here. I agree with you that Nature is amazing - I frequently gape at it like a gaping thing. :-)

Kamikaze baby quails, lol! I hope they weren't eating caterpillars in there! That would not bode well for the future of the Butterfly House!

jabblog said...

Butterfly farms are wonderful places to spend some time. I like the wildflower garden, too.

Barbara said...

I wish I knew more about the different kinds of butterfly. The only one I recognize is the Monarch but we see other beautiful ones on our farm. Guess I should buy a butterfly book.

BTW, still haven't found a way to catch the cats and our local shelter is overwhelmed with cats anyway. I don't know what we're going to do. :(

Barbara said...

Barbara: Oh dear those poor kitties. Perhaps the only thing you can do at the moment is keep an eye on them and put down food so they don't go hungry. We have groups who care for feral cats, do you have anything similar?

Cheryl said...

What a gift to be able to head to a close farm and capture these great shots.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards!

ladyfi said...

What fabulous shots. One of those butterflies looks as if it has a pair of lips on its back!

svh2 said...

Now, the thing is... Butterflies... Lovely wings... But let me see their legs and those feelers and I'm, like, argh! (To slip, briefly, into modern parlance...)

Penny

Au and Target said...

I'll bet that lavender smelled delicious!

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