Monday, March 6, 2017
A Herd of Zebras & Other Friends
Not the four-legged zebras but, the two winged zebra butterflies.
Yesterday I made my way to the Desert Botanical Gardens to see the brand new Butterfly Pavilion that just opened this weekend. The crowds were huge but, I timed my visit perfectly and only had to wait in line for 5 minutes before I passed through the portal to wander among these flying beauties.
This group of zebra butterflies seemed to be very fond of this palm plant.
They have filled the pavilion with a real variety of colorful flowers for the butterflies to enjoy and they seemed to be making the best of it.
There was even a large lily plant. I don't remember seeing one of those in the old pavilion. This white peacock butterfly found the large bloom to be a good place to rest for a while.
I think this might be a cloudless giant sulfur butterfly who found a flower he could blend right into.
This is the time of year when there is a lot going on in the Phoenix area. Everything seems to cluster into the February, March and April months to beat the heat of the summer. I had a busy weekend seeking out all the events and gathering photos. I'll have lots to share in the coming days.