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September 2019



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Carolyn - Red

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From our holiday in France a few years ago, taken on a trip to the butterfly farm (which was next door to the aquarium, so we did both!).

Week 07 - Insects 01

It was very hot and humid inside, but so pretty, with hundreds of butterflies fluttering around, and lots of exotic plants as well.

Week 07 - Insects 02


Very beautiful! The first image is fascinating with all these whatever-you-call-them-in-English. Chrysalis? The dictionary wasn't very helpful.
Yes, that's the right word - chrysalis. And apparently chrysalises for many of them.

There were quite a few of these hanging racks full of chrysalises in various stages of development - fascinating!
Very interesting pics. Years ago on my first trip to Thailand we visited a butterfly farm near Chiang Mai. Unfortunately a volcano in Indonesia was erupting at the time, and all the butterflies had died as a result. We did see some lovely orchids though.
What a shame about the volcano! The orchids were much easier to photograph though - they didn't keep flying away! *g*
I know the butterflies are very beautiful - but the first picture looks like a wardrobe full of spooky cloaks...
That's a great description - spooky cloaks. There were so many of these in various stages of hatching, and one rack was full of bright green chrysalises.
I would LOVE to visit a place like that.
I'd never been to one before, and it was wonderful to see so many different colours and sizes of butterfly - so different to the ones we get in a UK garden.
Very pretty! I love visiting butterfly houses, as they're called here in the US (or at least in my part of the US).
Thanks, I'd never been to one before, but it was lovely to see so many beautiful colourful butterflies (and flowers).
Great shots! The variety and beauty of butterflies never ceases to amaze me.
Thanks - the butterflies were so beautiful I could have spent much longer there.