Only minutes old, this Small Tortoiseshell butterfly surveys the great out doors from the safety of his perch in the breeding cage. When his wings had fully set he rapidly vibrated them to build up sufficient body heat to fly into my York garden in search of food and shelter.
There are 2 more imago, one hanging and one partially concealed, in the image alongside several empty and still to eclose pupae.
About 30 caterbugs pupated, only one had been parasitised.
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“Butterflies adorn the world and delight the eye”
John Ray (17th century naturalist)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
“This above all – to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
“The best and most beautiful things in the world, cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller
George Moore 1852-1933 “Man travels the world in search of what he needs, returns home and finds it.”
Nostradamus 1503-1566 “Time is nothing, the desire to love is everything.”
One with the earth…
“This is the path I have chosen, no matter what circumstances may come, no matter how hard it is, no matter what I feel inside, I must stay on the path.” Unknown
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
“There is only one sacred manuscript, the sacred manuscript of Nature, which alone can enlighten the reader.” Hazrat Inayat Khan
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