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Great article about butterflies changing their diet and habitat to survive extinction. Thanks +Dusty Gedge 
 
This is a great story - a butterfly defies science and climate change and saves itself from extinction. 
Endangered butterfly adapts to #climate change - lets hope we can too #Environment http://ow.ly/vxQP8
Tagging #onthewingsofbutterflies  +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing 
+Mandy Allen +Kim Sinclair +Dorothy Pugh might find this of interest too.
Quino checkerspot, native to Mexico and California, shifts to higher altitude and chooses new species of plant for laying eggs
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Adventures in Nature 1 - The Big Butterfly Count
Great video by +Dusty Gedge 
 
Adventure's in Nature 1 - The Big Butterfly Count - #nature   #wildlife   #butterflies  

This is the first in a series of Adventures in Nature videos I will be publishing.

THis one is especially for +Sharon Jeannette +Sharon Jeannette +Cicely Robin Laing the wonderful curators of +On the Wings of Butterflies! 

And of course +Mandy Allen and +Kim Sinclair who curate another favourite +Buggy Lunch and there is plenty of lunching going on in this episode.

+Chris Levers +Shane Williams (no flies in this one but there should be an episode with some flies in it soon) +Jasbir S. Randhawa +John Wade +Michelle Potter +Marilou Aballe (who might like some of hte pinkilisciousness and tangerine Princes).might enjoy this too.
Aussi +Daniele rmx  +Marie-Hélène Raletz  et +Pescalune P qui je vous pense aimer cette film.

Und +Edith Kukla Gorgen Morgen +WILDLIFE in the City 
e +Marina Versaci +HQSP Animals 

I know all the Curators are very busy already but wanted to share where many of my photos are taken when I am in London.

Finally +Sumit Sen and +Paul Cooper who I hope they will enjoy it too.

Next episode features my pink legs and Crab Plovers.
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Amazing and very interesting article about butterflies and ants! Thank you +Pescalune P for bringing this to our attention.
 
The pupae of the European butterfly Maculina rebeli exude a scent that mimics the ants and make themselves at home inside the ant nest

Wonderful nature !

#onthewingsofbutterflies  by +Cicely Robin Laing and +Sharon Jeannette +On the Wings of Butterflies! 
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Ive bein Facinated with butterflies since childhood,thats an awsome safe place !
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For those who like to follow the Monarch migration....

A Monarch Watch update....

"As monarchs wing their way to Mexico this fall we're seeing an unusual pattern—large numbers in the east and small numbers in the drought-stricken Midwest. Does this pattern mean fewer monarchs will make it to Mexico?"

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/fall2012/update092712.html
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You simply must watch this wonderful video made by +Marianne Skov Jensen It's fabulous!
 
From Caterpillar to chrysalis - I posted this yesterday but forgot to make it public! I was wondering why I only received a few comments on this cool video. This Chrysalis is from my garden. I have 6 total but two caterpillars had attached themselves in a precarious place on the shade cloth so I took them inside and videotaped the miracle! Hope you enjoy :-)

(macro video :-) #macromonday +Macro Monday by +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim and +Jennifer Eden 
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It deserves to be seen by as many people as possible! +Marianne Skov Jensen 
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Thanks to +Dusty Gedge for finding this great article about the butterflies of the UK.
 
Butterfly watchers of #UK, come out and spread your wings - #Nature #bigbutterflycount #wildlife #biodiversity http://ow.ly/nHvoQ
Wonderful read +Sharon Jeannette +Mandy Allen 
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Spring is finally trying to arrive.... winter does not want to give it up. But some where down south the monarchs are waiting for warmer weather...

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/spring2013/update041813.html
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ohhhhhhhhh le papillon  malin  ! : ) : ) : )
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+Marianne Skov Jensen has just posted a video she uploaded of a Queen Emergence!
 
Queen Emergence – While checking the outside caterpillar nursery this morning, I noticed the earliest Chrysalis was a deep brown color which meant the process had already started! I brought it inside, pinned it up with my two other Chrysalis and used a combination of stills and video to show the emergence. ENJOY!
Tech info: Canon 7D, Canon 100mm, f/10, Auto ISO

#onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies! by +Cicely Robin Laing and +Sharon Jeannette 
#bugseveryday +BugsEveryday by +Chris Mallory 
#inpraiseofpollinators by +Dusty Gedge
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If boys vomit then parents says kaminey kaha kha kar aaya tha,
If girls vomit then parents says kaun tha woh kamina,
Moral of the story: Whoever vomits boys are always kaminey…

 


© http://hindisms.org/sms/hindi-jokes#ixzz2BhOVLTA3
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If you love butterflies, maybe you want to participate in the Big Butterfly Count too! Check out the link that +Marilou Aballe has provided for us.
 
I am participating in the Big Butterfly Count and you can too, from July 14th to Aug 5th. Here is the link to know more: http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
My count today Day 1: 2 Silver Spotted skippers; 1 Yellow Sulfur butterfly, 4 various skippers, 3 cabbage whites and 1 hairstreak butterfly.

Here is a Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) on a butterfly bush purple bloom from my butterfly count today. Photo taken 7/14/12. ID credit to +Stephen Johnson who is a butterfly ID'er extraordinaire! Thank you so much!
Sharing this with #BugsEveryday by +Chris Mallory +BugsEveryday ; #inpraiseofpollinators by +Dusty Gedge ++In Praise of Polllinators  ; #OnTheWingsofButterflies by +Sharon Jeannette and +Cicely Robin Laing +On the Wings of Butterflies! 
Also sharing this with #inspirationalsaturday by +Mylah Nazario and +Khrystiane Friedli +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Inspirational Saturday since butterflies are my favorite photography subjects and they continue to fascinate me and inspire me to go out and shoot :)
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Yes, I'm trying!
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Celebrating the Order of Lepidoptera... and Flutterbys of all stages!
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This is a gathering place of Butterflies... 
A place to celebrate this marvelous creature through photographs, artwork and words. 

Join our circle... our Order of Lepidoptera... and we will share with each other the beauty, poetry and even the science of butterflies and moths. 

This is an everyday theme, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette

How it works: 

First, circle the page... Then we can circle you back!


Second, share images or posts about butterflies being sure to mention +On the Wings of Butterflies!


Third, add the hash tag #WingsofButterflies for making the search of fellow butterfly enthusiasts easier to find.


Fourth, to catch our attention, mention the curators in your post. +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette


Fifth, optional... if you tag your image with +On the Wings of Butterflies, and you've been circled, your image will appear on the theme page for all the rest of the circle to see.

The curators will re-share many of the posts publicly as well!

Lastly, Enjoy!