Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit 2012 – Final Day – October 8, 2012

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit 2012 – Final Day – October 8, 2012

As is normal for the butterfly show at Carleton University, the number of people who want to get into the Greenhouses to see the butterflies tends to exceed the available time and at some point THE SIGN had to come out! Continue reading

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario – a few random images

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario
After dropping my brother off at the Airport for a long flight back to Vancouver, I stopped at Carleton University so that I could lend a hand, if needed, at the end of the Butterfly Exhibit. I knew that there would be a long line-up at the end of this, the final day of the butterfly exhibition, as is the norm after each year’s ten-day show.

Once I had determined that I wouldn’t be needed for a while I decided to take a short walk around that area of the campus to see what I might be able to find to photograph. Continue reading

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibition 2012 – Day 7

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibition 2012 – Day 7

Although there have been a few moments when the weather has appeared to be  a bit threatening, and a few moments of apprehension when umbrellas  had to be unfurled, the weather has so far cooperated and those in the line-ups at the greenhouses have had pretty decent weather. During this same period, my father passed away and thus my planned visits to the greenhouses had to be curtailed.  Today, however, the greenhouses were on my route and a stop of an hour was in order. Continue reading

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibition 2012 – Day 3

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibition 2012 – Day 3

I arrived at the Greenhouse on Monday just as the last of the school group tours was finishing for the day.  That left about an hour to photograph the butterflies with only a limited number of people in the greenhouse (i.e no line-up and no crowd).

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Carleton University Butterfly Show 2012 – Day 1 – Foggy Day

Carleton University Butterfly Show 2012 – Day 1 – Foggy Day

The day started out rather foggy as I headed out along the Queensway on my way to the Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit at the Nesbitt Biology Building Greenhouses (location) but the warm sun soon cleared away the fog and I arrived at the greenhouses without incident. For info about the show see previous butterfly post.

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Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit 2012 – starts Saturday

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit 2012

This is a repost of the original August 29th, 2012 posting. I am hoping to get to the exhibit a few times in the next week. Will be adding links to any additional uploaded images as the next week progresses.

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Ed Bruggink of the Carleton University Biology Department has confirmed this week that final preparations are underway for another “Live” Tropical Butterfly event September 29th to October 8th inclusive in the H.H. Nesbitt Biology Building on the Carleton University campus. (Location) Continue reading

Butterflies – Plain Tiger – Danaus chrysippus

Butterflies – Plain Tiger – Danaus chrysippus

The above butterfly was photographed at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 2009.

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Butterflies – Julia – Dryas iulia

Butterflies – Julia – Dryas iulia

Orange Julia Butterfly (Dryas julia)

Above photo from my trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico in 2006.

The Julia Butterfly is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 7 cm which flits rather quickly from location to location rather than fluttering like the Rice Paper or the Monarch butterflies. Continue reading

Butterflies – Banded Orange Tiger – Dryadula phaetusa

Orange Tiger Butterfly, Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls, Ontario

The above butterfly was photographed at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 2009. but it is a common butterfly in most ‘live’ butterfly exhibits.

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Butterflies – Rice Paper – Idea leuconoe

Butterflies – Rice Paper – Idea leuconoe

Photographed at the Carleton University “Live” Butterfly exhibit in the Fall of 2010. (Location)

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