Week 6, Theme 5 – Butterflies and/or Bees

We decided to “Get out of Dodge” for the Labor Day weekend so we went up to Gainesville.  We’ve never really toured that area so this was a good extended weekend to check it out.  Naturally, the 52 week challenge would be on my mind and I believe it was a success as you can see from the “Butterflies and/or Bees”.

Butterfly Collage

Here are a couple of butterflies.

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Did you know that the colors of a butterfly are used to warn predators that it may not taste very good or be safe to eat?  For example, the color orange indicates that the host plant the caterpillar fed on was poisonous and the butterfly could now also be poisonous if eaten.

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There’s my variety of butterflies.  Thanks to the University of Florida Butterfly Rainforest and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens for the use of their stunning models.

The theme also mentions bees and I’ve had to improvise here a little.  There was only one bee available and he was pretty busy and extremely difficult to catch and snap a picture.  The other image is of a bee that seems pretty happy and was extremely easy to capture.

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So!  There you have it.  “Butterflies and/or Bees”.

 

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