I took these photos last February while I was in New York City as I visited The Museum of Natural History. I went with my sister, Pennie and we had a wonderful time visiting the highlights of this bustling city of skyscrapers. The museum had a special exhibit of living butterflies. It was such a peaceful environment that brought the wonderment out of everyone who entered. My sister and I spent about an hour inside taking pictures and talking to the docents. It was a remarkable experience and one that will not be forgotten.
These 2 photos are of butterfly known as Dryas iulia.
“….(often incorrectly spelled julia), commonly called the Julia Butterfly, Julia Heliconian, The Flame, or Flambeau, is a species of brush-footed butterfly……”
I am so grateful that I had this unique opportunity to visit the vivarium which means the place of life. I love flowers, butterflies, my sister, travel and photography. What more could make this girl happy???
It was a happy day for me!