Tag: butterflies

In the World of Fanciful Wings

Early this morning I had the unique opportunity to enter into the world of Fanciful Wings at the Wings of Fancy butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens. This wonderful place is open during the summer months and showcases exotic butterflies from around the world. Managed by the U.S.D.A., strict […]

Late Summer Wonders

Late summer. When things begin winding down for the season and autumn is just around the corner. Summer vacations at a end and the little ones have returned to school. Many of the birds that spend the season in the area have begun their travels southward to warmer […]

Emerald Swallowtail

Perfectly posing within the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, the stunning Emerald Swallowtail stopped me in my tracks. Reminding me of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, this brilliant butterfly almost seemed out of place from the other butterflies. A spectacular […]

The Longwings

Enjoying the butterflies at the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens is better than an Easter egg hunt. The more you look, the more you find. Along with the big ones and the little ones, there are also those with long wings. These long wings are mostly […]

Maryland Butterflies

Maryland was more than represented among the exotics at the “Wings of Fancy” exhibit at Brookside Gardens. These beauties can be found among gardens and natural areas in North America. If one is lucky and discover a caterpillar in the garden, you could bring it in and feed […]

Atala & Espejitos

An Atala, a word I had never heard before that reminds me of the blockbuster film Avatar is a small black and red butterfly. The Atala can be found in Southeastern Florida, Cuba and the caribbean islands of Cayman and the Bahamas. The origin of the word Atala […]

Butterfly Week

It’s Butterfly Week at Hoofbeats & Footprints!   Beautiful butterflies from around the world will be shared with you this week, compliments of The Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. An exclusive photography workshop offered through Capital Photography Center allowed us entry into the […]