The Fort Worth botanical gardens hosted a special biennial butterfly exhibit in their conservatory.
Join me as I explore butterflies and a number of exotic plants.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to identify this stunningly beautiful iridescent butterfly.
This is a Blue Mopho. Why blue?
That is why. Here is a rare example of one sitting with its wings open long enough for a shot.
This beautiful pink tree is furry.
Here is a closer look.
Well, this pamphlet and butterflies they handed out during the tour is not very useful. This might be a Mocker Swallowtail.
Well, this one is… Pretty.
Kumquats and butterflies!
So, I am tossing this pamphlet. It is apparently worthless.
Here is the previous butterfly head-on.
A pretty flower getting ready to bloom. This is about 4 inches high.
This is a Doris Lonwing feasting on an orange flower.
Another close up shot.
This is a Zebra Longwing.
I am very happy I was able to capture the iridescence of this particular butterfly.
This flower is about the size of a grapefruit.
This is a Great Mormon. He was approximately 3 inches wide.
And here he is head-on.
A few bright red trees and a better perspective on the conservatory.
Another unidentified swallowtail.
This might be a variation of a Tiger Longwing or possibly a DoorsLongwing.
This one highlights some of the facial anatomy.
A nice bright yellow flower to break up the tedium of all these butterflies.
This is a Blue Morpho hanging out on a stone pillar with Mayan carvings.
And just for the record, too many butterflies can be scary.