I always feel like I can't never get enough of butterflies. They just go so fast that I get this feeling that I’ve seen something beautiful but I cannot tell exactly how it looks. I can talk about its colors in general but that’s it! No details of the shape of the wings or anything else. On two different occasions I’ve been lucky enough to see the gorgeous Morpho butterfly in Costa Rica: you can only see this metallic blue flash going around, so it is hard to believe it is a butterfly. Amazing!!
Butterflies inside of a cage hanging on the wall are not appealing to me. That’s the best moment to see all their magnificent colors, but the magic is lost. The sense that this gorgeous creature is going to fly away and the urge to enjoy their beauty as fast as you can is gone. But, that’s just me, of course.
Of all the butterflies in the world perhaps the most well known are the Monarchs that migrate very long distances. Because the distance traveled is longer than their lifespan, in some cases the migration includes two or three generations of butterflies. They are indeed amazing creatures.
If you are a fan of butterflies and want to attract them to your garden you are going to need the right plants for that. Texas A&M University has information on how to do this and you can also find more information on this topic at your library:
- Texas Butterflies & Moths: An Introduction to Familiar Species
- One hundred butterflies
- Finding butterflies in Texas : a guide to the best sites
- Butterflies of West Texas parks and preserves
- A field guide to butterflies of Texas
- The dangerous world of butterflies: the startling subculture of criminals, collectors, and conservationists
- 500 butterflies : butterflies from around the world
- The life cycles of butterflies : from egg to maturity, a visual guide to 23 common garden butterflies
- Butterflies of the world