Friday, November 20, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

Postcard Friendship Friday is brought to you by our lovely postmistress, Marie.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the postcards last week that I found
at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

I thought I'd share some more photos from that 50 cent collection!

"From the back of the postcard: "The Cockrell Butterfly Center is a spectacular four-story glass and steel structure housing a lush tropical environment, where you can see over a thousand brilliantly colored butterflies from around the world."

"Dryas iulia - the Julia or Flambeau" " The brilliant orange julia is a common sight in sunny areas of tropical Central and South America. Here a male nectars at an equally brilliant Mexican sunflower. Females are slightly duller in color and have black edging on the forewings."

"Citherias menander - Dawn Satyr" " Although there is no official common name for this etheral Central American butterfly, a good choice would be Dawn Satyr, in recognition of the rosy flush on the hind part of the otherwise transparent wings. Shown here is a mating pair."

"Danaus plexippus - the Monarch" " The black and orange monarch, famous for its incredible yearly migration to central Mexico, is one of our most familiar butterflies. This one is nectaring at a Liatris or blazing star flower."

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Happy PFF!


Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh...that Dawn Satyr is stunning! It always amazes me the colors that the butterflies have on their wings.
Happy Friday to you!!

Anonymous said...

The Julia is wonderful too. These are simply amazing.

Kim Mailhot said...

This was a lovely post, Snap ! i remember going to the butterfly room at the Montreal Botanical Gardens when many many species where enjoying the gorgeous blooms in their troical room. Really shows the magic of those flutterbys...Thanks for the reminder !
Have a great weekend !

Sheila said...

Those are equally stunning! They are such beautiful creatures.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

what unusual butterflies. The all orange one and the transparent ones - I do love how crazy nature can be.

Postcardy said...

The structure itself really is spectacular.

BeachILike said...

It doesn't look like museum at all, more like Science Lab. Nice post.

Julie Justus said...

Beautiful and so much detail in a small creature.

papel1 said...

I would love to see the butterflies. The building is quite unique. Also like the recipe for you pumpkin, raison etc cookies. You have a nice blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

Maria-Thérèse said...

Ooh, strange beautiful butterfly with the eye!
I'd like those (fake ones) in my hair.

FIRST SUNSHINE here in 6 weeks and a blue sky, must hurry outside before it all turns black in less than 2 hours! Yay sunshine!

Marie Reed said...

Butterfly heaven! I'm imagining a flutterby landing on my shoulder now as I walk around in that magnificent glass structure!

Aimee said...

I love butterflies and I especially love taking pictures of them!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

It's must be fun to visit here.
In Malaysia, we have a butterfly park in KL. It magnificent too ! I shall bring my child next time and get some photos of it too :)

kanishk said...

This was a lovely post, Snap

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