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Boulder Butterfly Bonus Bonanza: Flitting Flitillary & Spring Azure

pic Gwen Dordick Fritillary! These butterflies remind me of the finch. There are a plethora of types of fritillary, as there are pages of different finches in the bird ID books. They share a common challenge. Most look about the same. Google ID, generally amazing, was great in ID’ing this as a “fritillary,” and different […]

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Boulder Butterfly or Moth? Easy! Check the Frenulum.

Atlas Moth                                  photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling Actually the frenulum is a difference between moths and butterflies, since moths have them and butterflies do not. But that feature, which joins the forewings and the hind wings is not the most distinctive difference. It is however a GREAT word.  Some of the most spectacular “butterflies” are in […]

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Boulder’s Tuesday Treats: Butterflies and Birds

Our great close neighbor the Butterfly Pavilion , just up the road from Boulder, offers us a gem of jungle in a world of winter. The normally uplifting and spectacular beauty of the butterflies and moths springs out even more this time of year. Pair Of Large Tree Nymphs, photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling My great […]

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Butterfly Beauty Unveiled: An Amazing Snapshot

The Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield, a short drive from Boulder, is an enchanting haven that showcases some of the world’s most beautiful and wonderful butterflies. This remarkable place is an exceptional destination for nature enthusiasts, families, and anyone seeking a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Nestled within a lush, climate-controlled environment, the Butterfly Pavilion is a […]

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A pair of large tree nymph butterflies, generally black patterned on a white/bone background. this pair is mirroring each other, and NOT photo shopped. the light purple/pink flowers set off the butterflies.

Boulder Photographer’s Masterpiece Graces Butterfly Pavilion’s Photo of the Day

The epic photo captured at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado, has become a symbol of nature’s unparalleled beauty and the wonders that unfold in unexpected moments. This breathtaking image features two butterflies, each with their wings gracefully spread in a remarkable display of love. The enchanting scene left everyone who witnessed it utterly stunned, […]

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Boulder’s Butterfly Delight: What Locals Should Know

Butterflies in Boulder, Colorado are indeed unique and play a significant role in the local ecosystem. The city’s diverse landscapes, including the Rocky Mountains, open plains, and abundant wildflowers, create an ideal habitat for these delicate insects. Rich Biodiversity: Boulder’s unique geography, situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, fosters a wide range of […]

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Bright orange Marigold with dark brown winged moth. The moth is the size of the flower enter, and contrasts with the color. Macro shot

Colorful Union: Butterfly Discovers Beautiful Flower

About 80 different butterfly species can be found in Colorado, with the black swallowtail, two-tailed swallowtail, western swallowtail, monarch, mourning cloak, variegated fritillary, Weidemeyer’s admiral, painted lady, and checkered skipper being the most prevalent. After the Colorado Senate Bill 96-122 was approved, Colorado became the 37th state to formally designate a state insect, the Colorado […]

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