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 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 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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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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Butterflies – White Peacock – Anartia jatrophae

Butterflies – White Peacock – Anartia jatrophae

A butterfly on a bush

Above photograph from our trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in November 2009.

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Just two days left – Carleton University Butterfly Exhibit.

I was in the area of Carleton University Saturday at noon so dropped by the greenhouses to see how things were going. The weather was great. Kids were enjoying playing in the open, grassy area beside the path and Jim des Rivieres was greeting visitors arriving at the back of the line.


Jim loves moths, so if you happen to see him at the butterfly show remember to ask him about moths. All of your questions will be answered, I hope. 🙂 Jim also answers questions about butterflies but it’s the moths that he loves!

Once inside the building, a number of folks with “Ask Me!” buttons will happily try to answer any questions.

This year’s exhibit ends on October 10th, 2011. Doors open at 9AM but it’s not unusual for people to start arriving by 8:30AM to be the first in line when the doors open. For more information see here. For photos of the butterflies (and flowers) in the greenhouse this week see my previous posts:
My images from Day One of this year’s show.
My images from a short visit on Day Two of the show.

Images from my October 7th, 2011 visit to the Butterfly Show.