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 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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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)
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.
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.