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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Day 2 – Carleton University’s Annual Butterfly Show, October 1-10, 2011

Day 2 – Carleton University’s Annual Butterfly Show, October 1-10, 2011

I dropped by Carleton University’s Nesbitt Building greenhouses late on Sunday afternoon. This blog relates to what I saw and photographed on Sunday.  For more info about the show, times, directions, etc. see my earlier blog entry.

The doors close each day at 4PM and there were still a few visitors in the greenhouse when I arrived. A large Owl Butterfly was entertaining a young girl as her father tried to capture that one last photo before leaving.

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Day 1 – Carleton University’s Annual Butterfly Show, October 1-10, 2011

Day 1 – Carleton University’s Annual Butterfly Show, October 1-10, 2011

Today’s post provides a visual glimpse at some of the things that I saw and photographed on the first day of Carleton University’s 12th Annual Butterfly Show. For more details with respect to location, times, etc. please see my previous post.

First off, the show continues to as popular or even more popular than in previous years. I arrived shortly after lunch, and the line-up took about 45 minutes to get into the greenhouse area. It was cool and overcast outside but it didn’t rain (a good outcome).

Some of the children waited patiently in line with their parents or grandparents, but many, if not most, found other things to do such as sitting in the grass, rolling down the hill, searching for chestnuts or climbing the nearby chestnut tree. A chipmunk scampering in and out of the bushes added a bit more entertainment for the children.

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Carleton University’s Annual Butterfly Show, October 1-10, 2011

Carleton University’s Annual Butterfly Show, October 1-10, 2011

Well, it is that time of year again. Carleton University’s Biology Department opens their greenhouse doors to the public this weekend for the popular annual live Butterfly Show. The butterflies fly free in the greenhouses under the watchful eye of the greenhouse manager, Ed Bruggink .
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