A garden is the best alternative therapy.

The family took a trip to the Texas State Fair to have a little fun this past weekend. While we were there, we stopped into the Texas Discovery Garden’s Butterfly House to see some beautiful species of butterflies, some of which are not native to this continent or even this hemisphere! While we didn’t see every butterfly listed on the brochure, we did get a glimpse of several species. I just had to snap a few pictures!

 

Cloudless sulphur being released (native)

 

 

Queen butterfly or Monarch?

 

 

Longwing butterfly (Native to the Americas)

 

 

Zebra Longwing (North to South America)

 

 

Tiger Longwings (Central and South America)

 

 

Scarlet Mormon (native to Asia)

 

 

White Peacock (North and Central America)

 

 

Male Great Mormon (Native to Asia)

 

 

Paper Kite (Native to Asia)

 

 

Palamedes Swallowtail (native to U.S. coastal states from East Texas up to Virginia)

 

 

Tiger Longwing

 

 

Tiger Longwing ventral side

 

 

White Peacock

 

And here are a few flowers I found intriguing as well:

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Comments on: "Texas Discovery Garden’s Butterfly House" (3)

  1. What wonderful jewels and so well behaved for the camera.

  2. Dear Sir,

    your butterfly garden is very nice and attractive, in that connection i would like to offer a supply of Philippines butterfly pupae to your good office, as the additional attraction to your butterfly garden, If you are interested please contact, garylayron@yahoo.com.ph
    Thank you,
    Gary

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