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Butterflies Alive!

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 COMMENT 525101 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 12:09 PM

Great work! Love the frog.


 COMMENT 525122P helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 01:15 PM

What happens to these butterflies, once the exhibit is done? Many of these creatures are not native to this part of California. Are the butterflies set free or are their lives sacrificed for the sake of "education?"

Some butterflies live a lot longer than others.


 COMMENT 525158P helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 02:50 PM

Beautiful creatures!


 PF helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 03:22 PM

122P - No, they do not get released, but live out the rest of their lives in the butterfly enclosure, well cared for.


 PF helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 03:29 PM

Releasing non-native species in an area not native to them, is against Federal and State regulations. This protects our native species and biodiversity. Too many things have gone wrong introducing non-native species in the past.


 COMMENT 525181 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 04:03 PM

I asked a docent at the exhibit similar questions, and was told the following: The butterflies/eggs? come from Florida where they are natives. The life span of the butterflies is about 3 weeks I'm told. They are well cared for, it's a beautiful exhibit, with gorgeous plants, flowers and the butterflies have water, food and space to fly and rest.


 COMMENT 525122P helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 12:24 AM

Monarchs, Mourning Cloaks and tropical Heliconian butterflies can live to be nine months old. So the docent misinformed you a bit on the age thing. A lot of butterflies do live short lives, but the average is one month, not three weeks. Not that that one week makes such a difference, but just stating the facts.

Is it true that all the butterflies in the exhibit are native to Florida? That sounds a bit incorrect to me. Does Florida really have such a large variety of butterflies? Mourning Cloaks definitely aren't Florida natives.

I wonder how much money is made, exhibiting these captive butterflies. It seems whatever we humans can cage, and cage money off of, we cage.


 COMMENT 525265 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 06:42 AM

Great work GF. Love the frog... I heard frog(s) when I was there, but didn’t see them.


 COMMENT 525309 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 09:39 AM

Photos are outstanding. You are a talented photographer. Thank you for these. The butterflies are beautiful too by the way!


 COMMENT 525327 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 10:34 AM

Love the Frog picture Susana Campana! I look forward to your beautiful pictures!


 COMMENT 525366 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 11:45 AM

Thanks susan, now i can pass your pictures on to my nieces in HI, they loved going to this when they visited here!


 COMMENT 525907P helpful negative off topic

2014-06-06 05:55 PM

259P - I believe you meant "cadge", but even then, the inference is not quite right.


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