Tag Archives: Butterfly

Beautiful But Elusive

Recently in our garden we have started to see a lot of butterflies but capturing them on film is really hard. In particular we have started to see Swallow Tail Butterflies.

Yesterday I was finally able to capture it ………………….. on Film!

Mangrove Forests and Butterfly World

Just along from the Zanzibar Colobus Monkeys there are mangroves – these are not one specific tree but a mix of different trees which live in brackish tidal waters and are therefore partially submerged at high tide. Here we saw mud crabs and in the streams Trumpet Fish, Mullet and Red Snappers.

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Then into the mahogany forest.

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A mile down the road we came to a Butterfly Farm. A village co-operative set up to protect the surrounding forest and provide income. Butterfly chrysalis are collected from the forest and brought to the farm. The resulting butterfly are then sold on to collectors in Europe.

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Weekly photo Challenge: Twist (7) Butterfly Eggs

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist
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The little red droplets are actually Butterfly eggs stuck to the twisting fronds of a bush at Studley Grange Butterfly Farm near Swindon.
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