323. To (be) a butterfly!

by Milton Jacob September. 23, 2012 1688 views

The Collodi Butterfly House (Pescia - Tuscany) is a splendid greenhouse-building of stone and crystal, housing a lush tropical garden with myriad of butterflies from all over the world. It's a fascinating world where ethology triumphs, and where we can observe all the phases of development (egg, larva, chrysalis and butterfly), recognise the terrific aposematic colours and the tricks the butterflies adopt for survival, such as Batesian and Mullerian mimicry.

To A Butterfly

STAY near me—do not take thy flight!
A little longer stay in sight!
Much converse do I find I thee,
Historian of my infancy !
Float near me; do not yet depart!
Dead times revive in thee:
Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art!
A solemn image to my heart,
My father's family!

- William Wordsworth

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Gonia 7 years, 2 months ago

I like your butterflies very much, may be the butterfly on the last the most.

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Christa 7 years, 2 months ago

These are all wonderful specimens, I like especially the butterflius miltonnius :))

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Anggrekfoto 7 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful color, nice set.

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Marsha 7 years, 2 months ago

Wow, post full of gorgeous natural colors...and beautiful butterflies!
Last shot very nice, Milton....and love the poetry, too!

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Helen Hooker 7 years, 2 months ago

They're such beautiful creatures and you captured them in all their glory!

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 2 months ago

Butterflies like I have never seen before .. so beautiful!!!
I also take that last one to my favorits. ;°)

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Tomie Poodle 7 years, 2 months ago

beautiful set, last one goes in my favs...awesome butterfly with black wings!

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Astrid 7 years, 2 months ago

nice butterfly set

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