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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

February 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

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Since we have the Butterfly Pavilion in Colorado that I have visited several times, why should I visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory? Not just because it is here, but because butterflies are beautiful wherever they are.

Here are four different butterflies. I don’t have my butterfly guide books here so I can’t identify them. Maybe some butterfly experts will help out:

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But the butterfly conservatory also conserves birds, and I can identify them:

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A Weaver from Africa

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A Saffron Finch from South America

A Saffron Finch from South America

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An Asian Blue Quail from China

An Asian Blue Quail from China

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A Gouldian Finch from Australia

A Gouldian Finch from Australia

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The Weaver is closely related to Finches. And none of these birds go after butterflies, so these birds and these butterflies coexist in peace.

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  • 1 Sandy // May 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I just returned from Key West.
    Your last picture of a butterfly (tan/brown spots) is the same butterfly as the irridescent blue ~ wings open.

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