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tinosa Feb 25, 2007 6:14 PM

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Every year at this time at the Miejer Gardens they hold a very special event called "Butterflies are blooming".
They recieve hundreds of soon-to-be butterflies still in their chrysalis, and they complete thier transformation
in display cases for public viewing. They are released into the arboretum and turn it into a fantasyland.
Here's a pic of the first few, one is about ready to take wing, others are drying their wings, while others wait to emerge.
Gotta get back when the party is at it's peak.

tcook Feb 25, 2007 8:04 PM

What a great thing to get to see. Thanks for showing it.

Serafin Feb 25, 2007 8:29 PM

Nice! Going to have to do a road trip to Gainsville again. They have the largest enclosed butterfly zoo in the world. It actually looks like a rain forest inside. Tried to use my s1 coolpix I had at the time. Lets just say the pictures were very sad.

Beth Ellen Feb 25, 2007 9:39 PM

That would be great fun to see. :o)

tinosa Feb 25, 2007 10:47 PM

Thanks for taking the time to view and comment. Hopefully I'll find the time to get back next weekend with my 6T.

D.Ann Feb 26, 2007 5:22 PM

Wow, what a treat that will be! Lucky you! Donna

bayourebel Feb 26, 2007 8:17 PM

Very nice, Tinosa. Reminds me of when I use to be a beekeeper, and the queen cells would be on the combs. Wish I had some photos ofthe hives to share, but never took a camera along back then.

rafinmelb Feb 26, 2007 9:20 PM

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

By the way congratulations on your win in the Panachallenge!

tinosa Feb 27, 2007 3:22 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Rafinmelb: Thanks for the congrats, never expected to make #1. :D

happy_peasant Feb 27, 2007 11:15 PM

Do make it back there when all the different types are out if you can. I have a bunch of butterfly pictures I won't post here because they are from my Kodak, but they make great subjects, especially if the site has flowers for them to sit on.

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