Taken yesterday with my iPhone. The blue morpho butterflies are currently hatching and mating. There were thousands of them. Quite a marvelous sight. I'm told by repeat visitors that nighttime is actually the best time to capture still shots as they are less active. I was pleased with this photo however.
Part of me always wanted to be an entomologist, except for the whole collecting bugs bit of it. Every time I think of pushing pins into a butterfly's body, I just shrink back in horror. Maybe that's just urban myth or maybe it's not even done that way anymore. Regardless, that's sort of why I [...]
The Morpho Peleides, also known as the Blue Morpho, or The Emperor, is native to Mexico, Trinidad, Central America and some parts of S. America. This spring saw a kaleidoscope of Blue Morphos butterflies released at the Butterfly House. Although the height of their season was in March, this past Sunday promised to be a [...]