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

H. Lee White Marine Museum, Oswego, NY

H. Lee White Marine Museum, Oswego, NY

This morning, when I packed my tent and left the campground at Selkirk Shores State Park and headed to Oswego, it was my intent to look at a fort. Turns out that the Fort Ontario that I was looking for was on the East side of the Oswego River and I was now on the west side of the river. That’s when I found the footsteps, the decorated fence and the numerous signs directing me to the H. Lee White Marine Museum. They didn’t know my interest in photographing different colors and styles of fire hydrants either but they even had one of those by the gate to try and lure me in.  All these things worked!


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Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit 2012

Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit 2012
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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)

If you find it difficult to wait until September 29th, 2012 to get a glimpse of some exotic butterflies, here are some images from last year: Day 2 of 2011 Butterfly Show at Carleton University

More info to follow in a week or two. Stay tuned.

Update:
September 7th – Poster added – Click on the poster if you want a printable version

Official Carleton University butterfly website

One of my many ongoing projects is to photograph as many of the various species of butterflies as I can and add them to our website in an organized fashion. Forty or so entries have been added to my butterfly species grouping so far but since I have 200 species or so of butterflies photographed in natural or artificial settings, the task still has a long way to go until completion. Most of the neotropical species were photographed in butterfly exhibits. I would like to make a couple of trips into the rainforest in the future which might allow me to photograph many of these species in the wild. Butterflies by species project.

 

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Conroy Pit – Ottawa, Ontario

Conroy Pit – Ottawa, Ontario

The Conroy Pit Recreation Area is an off-leash dog park as well as the site of a popular winter destination tobogganing hill. Weekends in particular, the parking lot is full to overflowing. (Parking Lot)(Location)

There are a number of types of trails in the park ranging from a wide gravel roadway to much narrower leaf covered woodland trails. Lots of dogs. Lots of people.

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Bruce Pit Dog Park, Ottawa, Ontario

My wife was visiting a friend in nearby hospital so that gave a bit of time to break in a new pair of shoes. I headed over to the Bruce Pit (Location) and started walking. Part of the Bruce Pit area around the ‘lake’ is leash-only area for dogs but adjacent to the lake is a large area of both open grasslands as well as wooded trails where dogs get to romp freely with their owners enjoying the fresh air and sunshine without being tethered to their animal. The Bruce Pit Dog Park is likely the most popular off-leash site in Ottawa with a similar park at Conroy Pit coming a close second. The parking lot is always full on weekends and very busy the rest of the week. Admission to the dog park is FREE!


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