Okay, as promised, here are the shots of the butterflies that I photographed at the Butterfly Pavillion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. I know it's a lot of photos but I really did just post one shot of each butterfly....I think. I identified some of them but not all. Feel free to let me know the names of any I couldn't identify. You can click on any of these for a larger image.
There were kids all over the place. I spent half my time trying not to step on any butterflies and the kids. The man at the door very gently explained to the kids how delicate the butterfly wings were and this was why they could not and should not touch them. So why are there always the kids who just have to try to touch them anyway?
Still, the kids were cute and so excited. I was a little excited myself. I'd never seen so many butterflies, most of them sitting there letting me take as many close-ups as I wanted. I was a big kid with a camera.
JULIA & PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL
If you have a butterfly garden near you or ever have the opportunity to visit something like this I highly recommend going.
GREAT SOUTHERN WHITE
CABBAGE WHITE - JULIA?
I'll definitely go back before the exhibit is gone (September). Just what I need... 200-300 more butterfly shots. LOL!