The Butterfly Farm, Part One

A couple days ago I visited The Butterfly Farm, which is a nice attraction and definitely worth a visit. The farm features a variety of tropical butterflies, including many Asian species. They give tours where they teach the life cycle and habits of butterflies.

The staff was very nice, and very helpful. Earlier I had emailed asking names of some of the local species and Karin was kind enough to email me back with them. While visiting, they also identified a colorful moth I had seen on Goat Mountain, the hieroglyphic moth. Unfortunately, there are few indigenous species remaining on St. Martin due to habitat destruction and mosquito spraying. According to Karin, there are more remaining on Saba, particularly at the higher elevations.

Visiting on a cloudy morning was ideal for taking photos because the butterflies were relatively sedate and easily approached.

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