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National Poetry Day is 4th of October!

Here’s a new poem on the theme of change, the theme for National Poetry Day 2018.   The Butterfly’s Lament   Why, oh why, said the butterfly did I have to change what I am?   I loved being a caterpillar doing things caterpillars can   chewing leaves chewing leaves, chewing leaves is all I’ve …

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Q is for Quino Checkerspot Butterfly

This is a rare good news story on the sustainability front – that of the 3 cm quino checkerspot butterfly, here photographed by Adam Braziel: Adam isn’t sure if this is the quino or the Wright’s checkerspot, but after making my eyes go whizzy looking at both species’ photos, Wright’s checkerspot is a different species altogether, …

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B is for Butterfly tongue

. This is a macro photograph of the tip of a butterfly’s proboscis, or tongue. Who could imagine it? It was taken by Stephen S Nagy, and won the 2011 Nikon Small World Micrography Competition.  Exquisite or what? . The Butterfly’s Tongue . A bright-embroidered path to drink, . flanked by gems, enticing, pink, . a colour …

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