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(Virtual) Butterflys On The Bibbulmun Trek

Monday, April 22, 2013

emoticon I am so happy to have caught up to you all!! I was trying to catch Pictures of Butterflys and I got SSSOOOO LOST!! There is just so much out here to See and Learn about!! Every time I try to look at One Flower, I find another One that I Just Have To See and Experience!!
emoticon I had No Idea that Australian Butterflies are So Elusive and FAST!! Even when I would see one, by the time I raised my camera he was L-O-N-G GONE!!
Even when I DID catch one of the little Critters, I am not sure the camera did him Justice. They were GORGEOUS!!
This one, you could actually see through his wings!!

I think this one is named for the 2 Blue Spots on his wings. I HOPE his Blue color shows up!!


I never did find the Bearded Orchid, and I talked with a Couple who were on their Honeymoon from Scotland and they had heard that the Bearded Orchid is a Myth!?
emoticon This is the Fourth Week of our Virtual Trek through Australia!! I am AMAZED that I am holding up as well as I am! I am STRICTLY a City Girl at Home. Our Fearless Leader Ann (EMMAB1) has been a Very Patient Leader and has figured in several nights at Very Nice Apartment/Hotels and Lots of Wonderful Sight Seeing Trips for us. I am Learning a LOT about the Land Down Under!!
emoticon I am glad that I took Ann's advice and brought along a bottle of good Multi Vitamins. The Dehydrated Food and Granola bars are much better than I expected but we do need the Extra Boost from the Vitamins. One of the BEST things about going in to Town is grabbing some Fresh Fruit!! And Gail (TORTILLAFLATS) has been more than generous with her Oatmeal and Berries!!
emoticon Early this morning I met a Man who was walking the Trail with his Son who will be leaving home for College next month. He told me about the Australia Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda. I believe that is way North of us? Still not sure about my directions down here, LOL!! He said that they raise about 24,000 Butterflys every year! They also offer Free Guided Tours.
emoticon I am glad that I have finally caught up with you Girls. I will enjoy the Trekking much more when I have Your Company! Although I have to admit that I am kind of glad I wasn't here to see the Pygmy Honey Possum that Gail spotted the other night!! She thought he was "Cute" but she showed me the Picture she got of him and he looks too much like a MOUSE to me. I Can't Do Mice!!

Now, I am going to finish my Coffee and crawl in to my Pretty Pink Tent and sleep for a few hours. I know Joan will be singing before the Sun comes up!
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NANNABLACK 4/23/2013 7:32AM

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JOANOFSPARK 4/23/2013 12:37AM

    loved your blog..... emoticon and the photos of the butterflies......wow!! I hadn't seen that one with the sheer wings. That is just awesome....*grin* Next time you see one, point it out to me, please? emoticon

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EMMABE1 4/22/2013 10:31PM

    Pretty butterflies
I sent you a link on Bearded Orchids - they exist!!
NO we are NOT going to the butterfly sanctuary - Kuranda is way way north of us in Queensland - neither this trek nor the extension go within 2000km (1250miles) of it - maybe another trek when I do Cape York!!
You still have whale sharks and chompy type sharks to swim with not to mention crossing the desert and a million other adventures ahead!!

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TUDAFD 4/22/2013 10:03PM

    Love the pictures! I just read your sparkmail and I may have to join you on the next tour especially if it starts after school is out when I should have a little more time. emoticon emoticon

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