29 September 2014

The Fair and Butterflies

We spent a lot of time walking around the Texas Discovery Gardens at the Texas State Fair this weekend.  I particularly spent more time in the butterfly house.

The only downside to the butterfly house is that I don't think many of these butterflies would naturally show up in my back yard.  They live in very tropical climates.

But they sure are pretty.

I couldn't match this one up with their photos to identify it.

Pitcher Plants

Don't have a clue what these are

Tiger Longwing

Now this one was what I spent most of my time running around trying to get it to open its wings.

Because on the inside he looked like this.  He is the Common Blue Morpho

Sarah's Longwing

Green Banded Swallowtail - he blended right in with the mossy bench he perched himself on.

I think these are pineapple lilies

Here's another Common Blue Morpho

These two went unidentified