Thursday, March 06, 2008

Transformation

I wrote earlier about the Blue Morpho butterflies in the botanic garden. They were quite large; about three inches tip to tail. Here is one with its wings closed:




And here is one with its wings opened:



Pretty cool, no?

3 comments:

bridgett said...

You should make a trip up to the Pine Bush and see the Karner Blues. They are usually in season late May to mid June, when the lupines bloom. (Very pretty, but also very endangered. Each year, I fear it will be the last time I get to see them.)

http://www.nature.org/magazine/spring2007/features/art20021.html

Rockycat said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Bridgett! I checked out the article - very interesting.

FightAgainstRedTape said...

Beautiful - I like it closed and open.