Recently I’ve been reviewing a large cache of photographs. Some are digital and therefore fairly recent. Others are prints; some quite old. Going through old photographs is interesting. Not only because of the memories and associations they evoke but also because of the resulting tangents I find myself pursuing.
The pictures include a number of images of butterflies. I took these at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. I photographed the butterflies because they are beautiful compositions of color but I know nothing about them. I have no background in science, natural or otherwise. So, I thought it would be interesting to try to identify the butterflies. Luckily, the internet is a wonderful thing and, with a little digging, one can find out quite a lot on almost any subject. Even more luckily, I have a friend who is an authority on all things lepidopterological. I did not want to ask him to identify them for me. Where’s the fun in that? But I knew he would happily tell me whether I was right or wrong in my identifications. Here are the results so far:
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a terrific place to visit while in Key West. Please check them out at: http://www.keywestbutterfly.com/