Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Butterflies from the Lower Rio Grande Valley 2015

Several weeks ago we went to the Texas Butterfly Festival in Mission, Tx at the National Butterfly Center.  The NBC is on 100 acres, 30 acres are planted with native blooming plants which attract and sustain butterflies all year and has easy access walkways throughout. The other 70 acres have been left in its natural state.  And there are more butterflies than I have ever seen anywhere.  JMM took a day long photography class and the photos that I will be sharing over the next weeks are ones he took as part of the class. This was his first photography class ever and I think he did a terrific job. 

Tawny Emperor




Tawny Emperor


White Checkered


Group of Tawny Emperor on a log smeared with Butterfly Bait (Bananas, Brown sugar, & Guiness Beer)

7 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Florence, lovely collection of pretty butterflies. Enjoy your day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I was hoping you'd share this trip. Beautiful photos, yes his class really paid off! Wonderful opportunity. An in the field class would be great, I would love that. The butterfly bait made me laugh! They have interesting cravings ))

Hattie said...

We have some butterflies around here. I'm inspired to try to get a photo or two of them.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a wonderful variety of beauty!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh how I wish I was there... beautiful butterflies..I am behind this week. Lots to do in the yard before the bad weather hits and resting from the baby and family. This Sunday we are taking the baby for a few days so his Mom and Dad can go away.. I guess we can be trusted.. LOL... Michelle

maryaustria said...

Wonderful butterflies! Gorgeous photos!

jandi said...

oh so lovely! especially love the last image- looks like they are having a meeting...