While releasing new butterflies in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing one afternoon, I was fortunate enough to witness a pair of New Guinea Birdwings (Ornithoptera priamus) going through a courtship flight. The aerial display of these two, truly impressive individuals, were putting on totally mesmerized me and I found myself siting on one of the bench just watching in awe as they moved through the air in their precisely coordinated dance. I am in the Butterfly Wing almost daily and have been for the last fifteen years and still the beauty and wonder of the space never gets boring. Winter is a great time to come out and visit the butterflies, they don’t know it is cold outside and maybe just for a moment they can help you forget it is as well.
Butterfly Of The Day
Violet-spotted Charaxes Charaxes violetta
Fact Of The Day
There are currently 4 of the Violet-spotted Charaxes in the Wing right now, and 289 pupae have been received for this butterfly since we opened