This is my seasonal favorite, we visited the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat at the Catawba Science Center on Saturday May 22, the first day that the butterfly exhibit opens. The last Flutter-By exhibit was in 2007 and I called to check in 2008 and 2009 and learned that they didn’t have one, not sure if it was because there weren’t any funding.
I’m excited about this year’s exhibit and it will stay open until September 6, so there’s plenty of time for us to go back and visit. The butterflies are fascinating creature, they are so small, and so hard to capture and not to mention fast also, as soon as I got it focused on my viewfinder, it fluttered away. This one below is a Buckeyes.
A White Peacock butterfly.
It’s amazing that the little kids are so gentle with them, but I’m sure they were tired by the end of the day.
A Julia butterfly.
This is one of my favorites, it looks like a Zebra Swallowtail butterfly.
A Black Swallowtail butterfly is one of Lee’s favorites.
The Queen butterfly is very colorful, I get her confused with the Monarch. .
The newly hatched butterflies are hanging out by the nursery.
The nectar plants provide food to these colorful creatures.
I submitted 3 photos below for Creative Exposure assignment.