09 April 2010

Blue Morpho Madness


While in St. Louis, my friend Jenny, her daughter Allison, and I went to the Butterfly Garden. It was Blue Morpho March. As you can see, the Blue Morpho is amongst the world's largest butterflies with a wingspan of 5-7 inches. Blue Morpho's are tropical butterflies that are found in Central and South America. They feed on rotting fruit and occasionally tree sap. Below is a picture of the Blue Morpho that I took while at the garden.


I was amazed at just how many Blue Morpho's (and other butterflies) were flying around the Butterfly House. Check out the video below to truly get an idea of how packed this place was.


video


2 comments:

Scott Namestnik said...

Good stuff, Lindsay. The video is crazy... reminds me of a cartoon where they are trying to show pristine wilderness and there are butterflies flying everywhere.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

That must have been amazing. Love the blueness :o)