In the butterfly guide that I have, this particular butterfly is listed as “Red Peacock, Amathea”. It’s native to South America and lives in open fields and gaps in the rainforest. Apparently it will fight much larger butterflies while defending its territory!
"Flutter and Flower"
A cool thing about the pavilion is that the entire butterfly enclosure is climate controlled. It’s warm and humid year round to match the climate in the natural environment of the different species that they have.
"In Full Bloom"
A pink hibiscus flower in the Butterfly Pavilion. The pavilion has an amazing collection of plants, as well as butterflies. They choose plants that are usually found in the habitat of the different species of butterflies that they have.
A Paper Kite butterfly. I think this species was one of my favorites out of all of the ones that we saw.
After our trip to the Butterfly Pavilion, Kim admitted that she was worried I would be bored and wouldn’t enjoy it. In reality I was darting back and forth, having a hard time deciding what to take a picture of first. This is a Common Postman butterfly. Or at least I’m fairly sure that’s what it is. The pavilion sold a guide to help you identify the different butterflies, but I’m only about 90% sure I got this one right.
"Comfy in Coral"
The Butterfly Pavilion has a few aquatic tanks full of various creatures. There was an adorable octopus nestled in coral inside of its tank.
When I went to visit Kim in Denver, we went to the Butterfly Pavilion! While the main part of the building is dedicated to the butterflies, they have many other creatures there. One of them is Rosie the tarantula. If you’re brave enough, you can hold Rosie, and her handler will tell you all about her species. Kim has done it dozens of times before, but it was my first time holding a tarantula. It tickled a lot more than I expected.
"Kicking Up Snow"
Look guys, a new photo! It’s a miracle! I took this back in February during one of the two snow days that we had here. Endicott (the Chow Chow mix) has seen snow before and loves it. Benji (the Yorkshire Terrier mix) got to experience it for the first time, since the last time it snowed was a few months before he was born. He absolutely loved it. The two of them raced across our neighbor’s yards, chasing each other, squirrels, and birds. It was hard to convince them to come back in the house.
Hi everyone! I apologize for the extended absence. As you can probably tell, I wasn’t able to get my laptop working as I’d hoped. I was stuck using an older laptop for several months, and it kept on crashing my photo editing program every time I tried to use it. I eventually gave up.
The good news is, my new laptop arrived today! I’m really excited, because it means I can finally edit photos again. I have a HUGE backlog of work I want to share with you guys, from additional photos from Denver, to photos from my local zoo, to the cruise I took to the Bahamas. There’s a lot of good stuff coming!
I’d like to say thanks to everyone that’s continued to follow me over the past few months despite the serious lack of updates. You can expect to see new work within the next week, maybe even as early as tomorrow!
Hey guys. My computer recently decided to die on me, and I’m in the middle of trying to get it fixed. Thankfully I saw this coming and managed to save all of my work to my external harddrive, it’s just a matter of being able to post it. I’m going to attempt to set up another queue with the few photos that I’ve already edited, but I have no idea when I might be able to get that done. In the mean time, bare with me. I promise there will be more pictures in the future. There are tons of butterfly pictures coming your way, as Kim took me to the butterfly pavilion.
I’d also like to say hello to all my new followers. I hope you guys like what you see and stick around for a while.