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“blue morpho butterfly”

Description from MH: The blue morpho lives in the rainforests of Latin America. Very large- it has a wingspan of 5 to 8 inches. The other side of the wings is dull brown. It lives for 115 days. A caterpillar can chew but a butterfly can only drink (gross stuff.) Pilots have seen groups of blue morphos sunning themselves on treetops. They are highly endangered due to losing their habitat and human collectors! My info is from Rainforest Alliance.

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  1. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    MH, it’s just tragic that such beautiful living jewels are being lost because of us humans. :( I just favorited your gorgeous pick because of the blues (Pantone’s Color of the Year) and the butterfly components you have with them! So many ideas and inspirations in your pik!

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’m so sad about all that we are losing in addition to these beautiful butterflies. Its such a sin how humans can ignore the obvious. I too favorited this pick.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes it is so sad. I buy green coffee beans and roast them. A lot of times the rainforests are cut down to make room for the coffee plants. I found a website for buying the beans and they tell you which beans are Rainforest Alliance Certified.
    Beautiful pick.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Whoa! This is a gorgeous pick!!!

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    C Magill says:

    I think this is beautiful. Great job,

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Stunning pick! I love the use of the Color of the Year and the butterflies. Monarchs are another endangered species. Many are lost in their migration from their summer homes in the northlands to their winter home in Mexico and vice versa.

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    MH says:

    Thank you all.

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    Melody F says:

    A lovely pick! Grow butterfly friendly plants in your yard, if you have one. I’ve planted specifically for butterflies and birds. Today there was a whole flocks of robins and now all the pyracantha berries are gone for this year. The flowering quince was visited by a beautiful male Anna’s hummingbird today. It is too early for butterflies in Salem, OR, I think, although theere was a tiny moth-like creature. Do all moths fly at night? Maybe not.

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What an exquisite pick and I congratulate you in having created a POD. The gorgeous blues, the story of your inspiration, and the use of butterflies to illustrate this pick to its most gloriousness (a word?). Anyway, again… congratulations.

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    Meg Mc says:

    Congratulations on your POD! Great picks.

  11. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Congrats! Beautiful pick and description!

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Congratulations MH.

  13. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Beautiful Pic – Congratulations!

  14. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    A gorgeous pick for such a heart-breaking situation. We do not get these beauties up here due to our winters but we did get monarchs, which we have not seen for the last few years.

  15. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your gorgeous Morpho POD!!

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    MH says:

    Thank you so much. I have not seen monarchs here in several years which I find very sad. We may move this summer, in which case I’m setting up a large beehive. My dad had one years ago that he built himself. (I’m not that talented myself!)

  17. Tres Chick
    Tres Chick says:

    Bee-yoo-tifulll!!

  18. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Congrats, MH – although I’m late. I live in MN and have planted butterfly and pollinator friendly shrubs and plants, including Butterfly Weed. I think a couple of caterpillars managed to survive predators and mildew on the plant to develop into mature Monarchs. I also put up a Mason Bee (non-stinging bee) house. My neighbor saw a few in her flower gardens last summer! Also, a Rufus Hummingbird (VERY rare in this state) visited for weeks at my nectar feeder last fall, drawing about 100 birders to my back yard! :o D

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    MH says:

    Kathryn R- I’m so glad you’ve had some Monarchs! When I was a kid, it seemed like we always had many of them. WOW- so many birders visiting your home last fall!! You must be very knowledgeable about birds! One of my daughters used to live in the country and worked at identifying her bird visitors.

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