Butterflies, Butterflies and More Butterflies, Carleton University butterfly Show, Ottawa, Ontario Ask Me!: Jennifer Skanes button says that she is happy to answer any questions about butterflies. Today was the opening day for the live butterfly exhibit at the Biology Department greenhouses (Carleton’s Nesbitt Biology Building) on the campus of Ottawa’s Carleton University. Wasn’t too crowded when I first arrived, but people kept arriving and staying because they were enjoying being in the greenhouses with exotic butterflies flitting all around them. An excellent display of moth and butterfly photography adorns the wall of the foyer. Photo displays on the walls are by Rick Cavasin (Butterflies) and Jim des Rivieres (Moths). Note: Jim will have a display of 46 of his moth photos on exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature commencing October 8th, 2010 through January 9th, 2011.
Cameras are permitted. (My friend Michel of Algonquin’s photo department was there!). Tripods are permitted but tough to set up due to the limited space and the number of other people in the narrow spaces.
Some things besides butterflies are there in the greenhouse to photograph.
Hours of operation are:
I’ll be posting more of the butterflies later. Have some other obligations first :-). The exhibit is definitely worth a visit.
Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane) – Southern China, India and Indochina and sometimes the Phillipines
Green Spotted Triangle Butterfly or “Tailed Jay” (Graphium agamemnon) – Astralasia, Southeast Asia
Zebra Longwing butterfly (Heliconius charitonius) – Southern USA, Central America and northern South America