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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Category: Botanical Gardens | Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:05 am

I had a tough choice today. Cut the grass or go to a botanical garden? The lawn mower lost. I decided I'd go tip toe thru the tulips since it was so nice out.

Even though it wasnt peak season there at the gardens I'm certainly glad I went.

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

http://www.opkansas.org/_Vis/Arboretum/Gardens/index.cfm

I saw quite a few butterflies by the parking lot and thought it was my lucky day. Unfortunately they werent cooperating and were a whole lot faster than I.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail



Monarch



I'd have to say the Monet Garden was my favorite and it still had lots of color for being late in the season.









Erickson Water Garden



Clouded Sulpher





Giant Swallowtail



Probably some kind of Skipper




Last edited: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:15 am

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Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies

Category: Botanical Gardens | Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:44 am

I'm just putting my butterfly pictures in one spot. Some new and some duplicates from previous forum posts.

*All were edited with the Picasa2 free photo editing software download that PianoLady gave the link for last week. I highly recommend it.*

Monarch Caterpillars and Butterfly






Banded Orange Heliconian Butterfly





Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly



Great Southern White Butterfly
(with different lighting)




Unknown Butterfly~Can anyone ID?



Zebra Heliconian Butterfly




Sleepy Orange Butterfly



Erato Heliconian Butterfly




White Peacock Butterfly



and last but not least..
Blue Morpho Butterfly




Last edited: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:30 am

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