|What face do you see?|
|Eyes closed, tongue's out|
|Pink Tiger Tail|
|Pink Rose Swallowtail|
|Pink Rose Swallowtail dries wings after emerging from cocoon|
|Paper Kite and Hearts|
For exhibition March through April, San Diego's Safari Park introduces butterfly larvae into a glass enclosure. Varieties emerge daily to share color, shimmer and magic with nature lovers.
They arrive from South America selected to avoid parasites and viruses. UPS packages larvae in bubble wrap for protection during shipping.
Spectators are monitored as they leave the exhibit to make certain no butterflies escape into the California population.
|Elegance of feathers|
|As a scavenger, the condor eats large amounts of carrion. It can live up to 60 years.|
|The beauty of flight|
|Feather magic - about to catch a branch|
|Ladies primp and go all aflutter at the beauty rock, "He's flying in right now."|
|The ladies stumble over themselves to watch him soar.|
|Laughter rises from the Gulp of Cormorants. Their talents include diving and swimming under water.|
|Corry smurks - He's still the top bachelor in town.|
|"Those shakey tails have eaten all my daisies," said the song sparrow. "Hey, I see you . . . . "|
|"Check out my hands and feet. Do you see petal pieces? No. Blaaaah, no daisy breath either."|
|"Waaah.. . . where have all the petals gone gone gone?"|
|"Aha, juicy daisies ahead."|
|"Darn rodents. Just ruffles my feathers."|
|"Yum.. The sweetness, the bouquet. Mine, all mine."|