Over 2000 Species of Butterflies at Conservatory at Niagara Falls

Opened in 1996 and located in the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory is a famous tourist attraction. It is 10 minutes north of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Butterfly species It has over 2000 exotic butterflies of the world in a tropical rain forest…

Amazonian Adelotypa annulifera butterfly is a thief

It seems like you find them everywhere, even in the animal kingdom. This freeloader inhabits in the Amazonas is a rather peculiar butterfly. It turns out that this species of butterfly simply picks up the bamboo secretions from ants and simply flies away with it. This relationship, known as…

New butterfly species named for David Attenborough

A new species of butterfly has been discovered in the Amazon Basin, which includes a 310 mile stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the northern part of Brazil, Columbia and Venezuela. Andrew Neild, an associate at the Natural History Museum in London, England is the lead author of the…

How can you join a butterfly count?

“Big Butterfly Count” is a platform that aims at a nationwide survey that helps to know the health condition of the environment. This platform was launched in the year 2010 and in the period of 6 years, it has become the largest website that provides butterfly surveys from all over the…

Volunteer to count Monarch butterflies

Being a volunteer is a way to help preserve nature. Butterflies bring life to our gardens and forests, and it is important to maintain their natural habitat as much as possible. The Monarch butterfly is in danger and scientists are attempting to do all they can to make sure this insect and its…

The Butterfly Conservatory in Costa Rica

For anyone who is passionate about butterflies, the Butterfly Conservatory from Costa Rica is a place that must be visited. It was created by Glenn Baines, an American engineer who understood the importance of preserving the beauty of the rainforest. After a trip in Costa Rica, he moved there and…

The swallowtail butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most fascinating insects. Everyone can admire these colorful creatures. One of the most fascinating butterflies is the Swallowtail Butterfly; they are bigger than most of the other butterflies. This butterfly family includes more than 550 species, resplendent in different…

Anatomy Basics of Butterfly wings

Butterflies are one of the amazing creatures that are present in nature. The feature that makes them so unique and intriguing is their beautiful wings. The butterfly wings are one of the most colorful objects that Mother Nature can vouch for. The Typical wing structure of a butterfly consists of…

A Short Introduction to Butterfly Effect

Chaos theory is a famous field of study in mathematics. It deals with the ways in which dynamic systems, which are extremely sensitive to the initial conditions, behave. The responses that one receives are popularly known as Butterfly Effect. Technically butterfly effect can be defined as the…

The Problems with Resuscitating America's Monarch Butterflies

The sharply declining population of monarch butterflies in the Americas has long been a concern for environmentalists, with numbers falling alarmingly despite a general recognition of the problem and some very determined efforts to rescue the species. Texas approved a $300,000 grant this past week…

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Butterflies are one of the chief pollinators of your garden, and a healthy population flitting around your prized flowers would certainly benefit the longevity of your garden, as well as give it an aesthetic lift. Attracting butterflies isn't as simple as baiting them with flowering plants. Here…

Butterflies celebrate lives of people who are gone

We’ve already talked about butterflies and their meaning, which shows us that these beautiful creatures do not have one purpose, but so many according to some studies and ancient beliefs. Some people believe that when we die, our soul transforms into a beautiful butterfly, because in a way…

MOURNING CLOAK BUTTERFLY

This specie, biologically known as Nymphalis Antiopa, has got a very unique color and pattern. It has got different names in different countries. For example, it is known as Mourning Cloak in Northern part of USA and Camberwell beauty in Great Britain. This butterfly is a native species in Eurasia.…

Some Popular Themes and Wedding Ideas for Summer

If you want your wedding to have a vintage feel, a Victorian wedding theme is the way to go. The ceremony can take place in the garden. A reception outside means you can serve your guests tea and an assortment of delicious pastries, all very fitting with the Victorian theme.Popular wedding ideas for…

Butterfly Wedding Invitations

It is so popular to have a wedding theme for your wedding as it really helps during the planning to bring everything together and to have a lovely flow throughout the whole day. You should be sure of the theme before you consider making or buying your wedding invitations so you can really look at…

Is the Practice of Butterfly Release Inhumane

This is a myth! Butterflies that can be purchased for weddings are raised by IBBA member breeders who must follow strict standards for raising and shipping the butterflies. The process is completely safe and doesn't cause harm to the butterflies. In addition, releasing butterflies isn't…

Mystery of life, butterflies hold the answer

When you take a look at the butterflies, you can obviously notice their enchanting and magical appearance and people often see them as symbol of so many things. They see them as the symbol of purity and transformation and sometimes even as a sin and death, but now scientists are trying to discover…

Why Should People Keep Pictures Of Butterflies Around Them?

People, young and old alike, love to keep pictures of butterflies around them. This is mainly because they love butterflies. However, a recent study showed that it is a good thing for people to keep butterflies around them. Butterflies stimulate the brain in a variety of ways. The beautiful colors…

A Few Places Where People Can Locate Rare Butterflies

There are a few places where people can locate rare butterflies. Some of these places may be far away, but some may not be that far. The first place will be Denver, Colorado. It is still a mystery why rare butterflies would enter this area. Maybe it is the mountains mixed with the warm weather.…

Monarch Butterfly

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful creatures created by God. Their colorful wings seem to fill the gardens with colors. Monarch Butterfly is a beautiful species in butterflies and state butterfly of many states in United States of America. The biological name is Danaus plexippus and is a…

Black Swallowtail butterfly

Just like its name, it has got a colorful tail which is usually found in two varieties, blue tail and yellow tail. Its biological name is Papilio Polyxenes. It has got various names like parsnip swallow tail and American swallowtail. Like monarch and viceroy, this specie is also a specialty of…

Viceroy Butterfly

This specie is very much similar to Monarch Butterfly. There are not many differences between them. Like them, it is also specie which are found in abundance in Northern part of America. It is also found in some parts of Canada and Mexico. The eastern most range extends from gulf coasts from North…

Kamehaema Butterfly

This specie is considered among one of the most beautiful butterflies found in America. Biologically known as Vanessa tamemea is one of the two species which belong to Hawaii and is known as Udara Blackburni. In the year of 2009, it was given the title of the state butterfly of Hawaii Islands. The…

Cabbage White butterfly

Maybe you don’t know much about this butterfly, but one thing is sure, it looks beautiful, with that combination of white and little bit of black, you would think like someone had drawn it. What is interesting about this butterfly is that many people confuse it with the moth, which may seem…

Butterfly: Types and Differences

Butterflies are many in numbers and are found all over the world. And they are too many types to be counted and to be specified in one category. Though they look similar with some minor difference but they belong to different species and around 3500 species are there. Some are available worldwide…

Life cycle of a Butterfly

A butterfly goes through three phases of life to reach the adult and final stage. Each stage has a different role. There are different types of butterflies and the living period of a butterfly varies from one month to one year that depends on their origin and type. Four Stages of a butterfly •…

The beautiful creation of the God

Butterfly is one of the beautiful creatures of God. This small creature looks beautiful and attractive with her tiny wings that are decorated with different colors. But before taking this final beautiful form butterfly goes through three stages those are totally different. People know little about…

All About Butterfly

Butterflies create a positive impression for their colorful and good look. People have very limited knowledge about this tiny creature. There are different types of butterflies and most of them are limited to certain places only. And before coming to this beautiful form, a butterfly goes through…

Scandinavian Butterflies

Fun Things To Do With Butterflies

Children of all ages love butterflies. The world is becoming so advanced that teachers in preschool and kindergarten are training kids for third and fourth grade. Thus, most teachers have forgotten the great feeling of teaching children about nature. Certain teachers, however, are bringing nature…

How to Purchase a Good Butterfly Net?

To own a butterfly net is something that is absolutely imperative if you are looking to go butterfly hunting any time soon. Such a net is widely available for sale online and elsewhere. To know more about how you can make a good purchase of a butterfly net, read on. Don’t Buy Nets which are of…

Successful Tips for Catching Butterflies

To catch butterflies is a passion of people of different age groups in many parts of the world, particularly for those who live in the tropics. If you develop a fascination for catching butterflies, there are some useful tips which you can keep in mind to be successful in this regard. Purchase a…

Places to see the most beautiful butterflies in the world

We’ve already talked about butterflies, and how beautiful they are. Even people who hate insects, and think they are ugly or scary, find butterflies magical and wonderful. There are some places in the world where you can find the most beautiful examples of butterflies, so we will give you…

How long do butterflies live

You can often hear that butterflies live for only one day, but is this really true, or some of them do actually live that short, while some of them are " lucky " enough to live longer ? How long they live depends on many things, and varies pretty much. It mostly depends on their size,…

Christmas butterfly

Christmas butterfly (citrus swallowtail or Papilio demodocus), is a large butterfly that lives in sub-Saharan Africa. This species passes through 3 generations per year. The female butterfly lays eggs on citrus leaves. They stay there 6 days, after that an immature larva is hatched. The larva is…

Monarch butterfly

The butterfly "monarch" is very threatened, and the main reason is the illegal felling of trees in Mexico, which is their shelter, but also due to a climate change. Every November monarch butterflies have a 4500 km long journey. It is from Canada or USA to Mexico. Their goal is to get to…

Facts about butterflies

Butterflies are flying insects. They have two pairs of colorful wings, which are unique for every species. The wings are covered with overlapping rows of small scales, same as on moths. There are 17.500 species of butterflies, and they live almost anywhere, except in Antarctica or places with…

Migration and Education

A long popular science topic, butterflies are a key component of the seasonal changes. They fly south for the winter and hunker down until spring. Often focusing on the Monarch Butterfly, schools teach kids about their mass migration and their efforts of survival as an introduction to the life…

Fascinating Facts about butterflies

Butterflies are the most beautiful creatures, they have above 2000 species. Let us talk about few fascinating facts about them. Butterflies taste with their feet: Taste receptors on a butterfly's feet help it find its host plant and locate food. A female butterfly lands on different plants,…

How Butterflies Use Color To Stay Alive

When it comes to survival in the wildlife camouflage plays a very crucial part. Many animals as well as creatures tend to use it as a way of avoiding their enemies as well as being killed. The butterfly as well caterpillars are also some of the world’s creatures which are also known to use…

How Butterflies Use Color To Stay Alive

When it comes to survival in the wildlife camouflage plays a very crucial part. Many animals as well as creatures tend to use it as a way of avoiding their enemies as well as being killed. The butterfly as well caterpillars are also some of the world’s creatures which are also known to use…

Iowa Organizations Unite To Save Monarch Butterfly

The waning number of migrating monarch butterflies impelled different organizations across the state to work together in an attempt to safeguard the said species from extinction. Iowa State University and several other organizations are teaming together to conserve the population of the monarch…

Common blue

Polyommatus Icarus, or common blue, is a butterfly from the family Lycaenidae. They have lilac blue upper sides and a thick black border. On the other side, females are brown with some red dots and blue, at the wing base. Female from Ireland and Scotland may have blue upperside, but red dots are…

The Alpine Black Swallowtail

All butterflies belong to the class of insects (order Lepidoptera). Adult butterflies have big, often colorful wings, and small body, they flying is unique because their fluttering. All butterflies must pass three stadiums in their life, polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism. Although they are…

Some Unique Facts about Butterflies

Butterflies are considered the most beautiful creatures in the world of insects and have been drawing the attention of scientists for quite some time now. Their fragility and vulnerability have made them objects of study of nature experts down the ages. The following are some really interesting…

3 Top Places to Watch Butterflies as They Migrate

If you are looking for the best sites to watch kingdoms of butterflies as they migrate, you came to the right place. That is not to say you are not already aware of some of such places. Choosing the best for you will not be a bad idea. Be free to refine this list with your own additions because at…

Migrating Monarch Butterflies in

The butterflies, which spends the winter hibernating in the reserve's forests of Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve occupied only 1.65 acres —a 44 percent drop from the previous research, when the insects covered 2.76 acres of land. Omar Vidal, director general of…

Butterflies Actually Help Plants!

Butterflies are beautiful insects. The various colors and variation of their wings are great appreciated and help in the nomenclature of butterflies. Most butterflies are rumored to have been eating the fruit and flowers of plants thus damaging the plants aesthetic appearance and destroying…

Monarch Butterflies May Be Added To Endangered Species List

The beautiful orange and black wings of the monarch butterfly are cherished and admired by young and old alike. These days, the appearance of the monarch butterfly in the United States has become less and less frequent, and now the insects are being considered for the Endangered Species list. As…

White Christmas at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

It's going to be a white Christmas at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Thousands of rice paper butterflies are making it so for the 6th annual Flight of White. “This truly unique holiday exhibit transforms the tropical butterfly conservatory into a magical oasis featuring thousands of…

Make your butterfly garden the best in the locality

Butterfly is an amazing and beautiful creature. There is a lot of interest in the recent times among the masses to create a beautiful butterfly garden in their surroundings. In order to make a beautiful garden first you need to make sure that you plant flowers in a garden which provide the butterfly…

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