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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:11 PM

A few photos from the LA Museum of Natural History--the Butterfly exhibit.

My husband and I went today, and it was beautiful. Hot and a LONG walk to and from our car, which nearly did us in...but we made it.

Anyway, hope you enjoy! No labels since I don't know what any of them are, including the flowers.



















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Reply A few photos from the LA Museum of Natural History--the Butterfly exhibit. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 OP
sazemisery Sep 18 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #4
AllaN01Bear Sep 18 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #5
Talitha Sep 18 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #6
Rebl2 Sep 18 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #8
Tom Kitten Sep 18 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #10
Callalily Sep 19 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 19 #12
MichaelSoE Sep 19 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 19 #14

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:15 PM

1. I love butterfly enclosures

The Boston Science Museum has one and I had a colorful shirt on. The butterflies were all over me. It was magical.

Your pics are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for posting.

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Response to sazemisery (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:11 PM

4. How lucky for you, my dear sazemisery! And thank you for your lovely comments.

We saw a great many Blue butterflies with the most amazing blue wings...but they never sat down so I couldn't get a shot of the color.

Such is life. I'm glad you enjoyed my photos.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. went there as a child . lovely butterflies and flowers .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:11 PM

5. Thank you so much, my dear AllaNO1Bear!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:46 PM

3. They're beautiful, thanks for sharing!

(Sure wish I could send some of our weather over there to cool you off a bit, but I don't think the flowers and butterflies would like the overnight frosts.)

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Response to Talitha (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:13 PM

6. Thank you, my dear Talitha!

We were sweating like crazy by the time we got back to our car, so I ran the a/c full blast nearly all the way home!

We are way more comfortable now, after naps and lunch.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:12 PM

7. So pretty!

I think the red flowers are Penta. Donít know the butterflies though.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:14 PM

8. Thank you so much, Rebl2!

The only thing I know about the flowers is that the butterflies love them.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 11:06 PM

9. Lovely pictures!

Hi Peggy! Beautiful pictures, I think I can help with IDing a few! The first flower picture is a cosmos, the fourth picture the moths with eyespots are probably a type of polyphemus. This fifth picture the yellow flowers are milkweed. I hope that helps. I planted three milkweed plants two years ago when I started my garden when I moved down here and now I have milkweed everywhere, it is, literally, a weed. But monarchs love it, the weeds are crawling with caterpillars (and aphids, unfortunately, but they suck on the milkweed only and leave my other plants alone!

So generally where is the LA Museum of Natural Science? That's one museum I haven't been to yet down here.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 11:17 PM

10. Thanks so much, Tom!

I thought maybe the first flower was a cosmos! Love 'em.

The fourth photo shows a blue butterfly with the wings folded so the blue is invisible. It's a stunning color. I REALLY wanted to get one of those but they were too active.

So the yellow ones are milkweed! I really thought that photo turned out pretty well. Glad you have some in your yard!

The Natural History Museum is near the Coliseum. Here's a link: https://nhm.org/

The museum itself is closed, but the Butterfly Exhibit is open through the first week of October.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:00 AM

11. Thank you for taking us along on your stroll in the butterfly exhibit.

Your photos are beautiful!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:59 AM

12. Thank you so much, my dear Callalily...

It's hard for me to be objective about my own work. I didn't get what I'd gone to get, so I see these with a slightly jaundiced eye!

I appreciate your lovely words very much!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:40 AM

13. Wonderful ...

and I am so glad you were able to get out of the house and spend time in a beautiful place.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:23 PM

14. Thank you so much, my dear Michael...

I was determined to get there! And once I make up my mind.......well, don't get in my way!

It was beautiful.

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