A Trip to the Butterfly Garden (with butterfly and other pollinator photos)

Last week’s post with photos from the Butterfly Garden had no butterflies, but this one does.  That is if you want to count skippers as butterflies and I think that is now the correct thing to do, speaking ornithologically.

I’m starting out with bumble bees, followed by a skipper, and then a honey bee, and finally ending with a skipper and bumble bee sharing a cone flower.

Before we start I’d like to remind everyone that excessive screen time is becoming epidemic; especially among teens and young children.  But adults are at risk for this problem also.

Screen time is defined as the amount of time one spends looking at anything with a screen, not just TVs and computers.  I’m pretty sure this excludes looking out your screen doors and windows.  I’ll have to get back to how Etch A Sketch fits into all this.

So, if you are near what you think is a safe limit for the day, please sign out and come back tomorrow.  Remember, being screenwise means healthy eyes and skinny thighs.








Thank you for stopping by.


All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

12 thoughts on “A Trip to the Butterfly Garden (with butterfly and other pollinator photos)

  1. I love your comments about screen times. My iPhone and iPad now tell me how much time I have spent on them. 😦
    Skippers have such big eyes, but the bees do too. It just about takes up their whole head.

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    • I apologize for my delay in responding to your comment. Somehow I missed the notice that there was a comment pending approval and I just saw it tonight when I was preparing for a new post. Normally once someone makes a comment and it gets approved future comments automatically get posted. That seems like such a good idea what you say your iPhone and ipad do. Both bees and skippers do have large eyes. Off the top of my head the only insects I can think of with as large or bigger eyes (relative to body size) are dragonflies, damselflies, and praying mantises.


    • Thank you Gabriela. Regarding the benefits of being “screenwise”, I’m afraid that is more of a marketing idea (that has little empirical evidence to support it) than actual fact. 🙂

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        • I wouldn’t be too hasty in abandoning your hopes for being screenwise just because of the shortcoming of empirical evidence. As an example, I for one, despite contradictory empirical evidence, still believe, based on field observations, that possums are born dead on the side of roads. As another example: in the face of no empirical evidence, some great religions (e.g. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, not to mention Scientology) have flourished. So if you really want to believe in the benefits of being screenwise I say go for, it but you’ve got to live it, not just dream it. Hope this helps. 🙂

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