Whenever my husband and I get to watch TV, it's either about news or we watch Discovery channel shows. They have very interesting shows that are educational. I remember we watched different kinds of animals from around the world, their traits and how they survive in their environment.
Watching the segment about butterflies is pretty neat. I was very intrigued of their Butterflies life cycle. It said that they typically have four stages.
According to Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly);
- the winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed.
- The caterpillars grow, sometimes very rapidly, and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis.
- When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out, and after its wings have expanded and dried, it flies off.
- Some butterflies, especially in the tropics, have several generations in a year, while others have a single generation, and a few in cold locations may take several years to pass through their whole life cycle.
Whenever we go to the parks or enjoying the outdoors, I am always magnetized with the butterflies. I can't help but adore their beauty and how graceously they fly around plants and flowers. This particular one that I took photos of was enjoying the nectar of the clover. She didn't offer to fly away when I got closer and took shome photographs of her.
That's one thing I enjoyed the most at our old house during summer time. I had several butterfly bushes and they are always full of different kinds of butterflies.