Beyond the BackyardLukas Butterfly Encounter

Butterflies at Lukas Butterfly Encounter

My favorite Lukas Nursery also has an enclosed butterfly garden with tons of free-flight butterflies. They raise the caterpillars and release them into the garden. Butterflies will land on you (which isn’t too freaky, if you’re expecting it!). They don’t mind a bit if you get close to photograph them. So I go over there sometimes to take pictures.

Caterpillars

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Butterflies

Pipevine Swallowtail (Closeup of Wing)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Closeup of Wing)

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Julia

Julia

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Longwing

Zebra Longwing

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Julia

Julia

Monarch

Monarch

Atala

Atala

White Peacock

White Peacock