Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trip to the Butterfly Museum

December 13, 2011

Rebecca Kosten;

Richard Stevens and I visited the Butterfly Museum to see the exhibits and the "Living Lights" Christmas lights.

We passed Barr Lake State Park on the way and stopped for a look. A Ross's Goose was off the boat ramp with hundreds of White-cheeked Geese.

Forty five plus Great-tailed Grackles were around the Town of Barr. None was found at the Picadilly Tree Nursery.

We also searched for the "white" Red-tailed Hawk that has for years been around 104th avenue and Sheridan Blvd. It was not found.

Butterflies were not very active in the late afternoon. The highlight was an Eurasian Collared-Dove that we believed to be trapped in the Museum. Turns out that someone donated the Dove to the Museum.

Museum personnel pointed out that the dove was a "grain eater" and did not threaten the live butterflies. It did "clean up" the dead ones.

The "Living Lights" was spectacular!

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