Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Butterfly Capital

April 16 is Save the Butterfly Day, and Selma is the Butterfly Capital of Alabama. This sign in the Mallieve Breeding Butterfly Garden at the School of Discovery depicts the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Selma's official mascot. The butterfly also occupies a prominent position upon our city seal.

11 comments:

Kris McCracken said...

Have you even eaten deep fried butterfly? Very nice!

Jim said...

I didnt know butterflys were endangered. So much for my butterfly collection. J/K.

Rambling Round said...

Kris, I hope you are kidding!

Jim, butterflies help pollinate those beautiful Texas wildflowers. I wouldn't collect any more! :)

Bill said...

Not sure where the butterfly capital of Colorado is........ :)

Dorothee said...

I love butterfies. They are so fragile and delicate!
As far as I know, the ladybug is the symbol of Massachusetts.

crittoria said...

Flying flowers. So pretty!

Halcyon said...

Butterflies are so pretty! Your new profile photo fits well. :)

marley said...

I've not heard of a butterfly day. I do know they are getting rarer. Lets hope this day helps.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Love butterflys! I've not heard of a butterfly day, too.

Kris McCracken said...

I am exaggerating about the deep fried butterfly. The ones that we ate were lightly pan fried in a small amount of butter. They were okay, but the grubs we had that evening were far tastier!

It was a 'bush tucker' demonstration in Cairns. We ate all sorts of things, although my favourite by some margin was crocodile, very tasty and very tender.

Kitty said...

Love the texture of these bushes!
I feel like I can feel them.