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Butterfly Center, Dallas, Texas

Some friends (Naomi and Larry, thanks!) suggested we visit the Butterfly Discovery Center in Dallas.  Never heard of it before, so we thought it would be a good idea.  Especially since we are currently in a heat wave in Dallas, It was really hot outside, and the butterfly exhibit was inside, so this seemed like a good idea.

If you ever visit a butterfly exhibit that is inside, remember that it is usually a tropical environment.  It was hot and humid inside, so much so, it felt good to go outside in the high 90’s heat!

If you want to take butterfly pictures, have a good camera and lens, and fast reflexes.  These little buggers move fast and unpredictable!  However, I managed to get a few that were resting a bit.  It really was an interesting exhibit, both inside and out.  The gardens outside by themselves is worth a visit, and it’s cheap.  We recommend a visit here.

 

Hawks and Butterflies

January 26, 2012 1 comment

Just down the road from us, we have the World Birding Center.  We also have the National American Butterfly Association, so there are excellent opportunities for both bird and butterfly pictures.

Yesterday, we went for a walk in the Birding center.  We were surprised that there were no birds — none at all — in our favorite viewing spot. It soon became obvious why… a Coopers Hawk was sitting high in a tree, looking for a snack.  I got some good pictures of the hawk, before he dove into some brush, and with a lot of squawking and screaming, apparently got himself a meal.  Too bad I couldn’t get any pictures of that!

And today we made a visit to the Butterfly Center.  We didn’t go inside, just took a look around the outside.  Even though this is not the season for butterflies, I got a few pictures.

Sitting pretty and looking for dinner.

Looking pretty fierce!