In The Butterfly Garden
Photograph - Photography
Note: The watermark in the lower right does not appear in the final print.
A fantasy garden of beautiful tulip flowers and butterflies.
Artwork by Edward M. Fielding
Edward Fielding is a self-taught photographer/artist who is currently represented by several leading stock agencies with both royalty free and rights managed work.
Fielding's work as appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies. His award winning fine art photos have been widely shown and juried into fine art shows.
Look for Edward M. Fielding's book "the Quotable Westie" on Amazon.
Thanks to dyrk_wyst-d4w487y for the spring green texture.
A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal.
Butterfly gardening is a growing school of gardening, specifically wildlife gardening, that is aimed at creating an environment that attracts butterflies, as well as certain moths, such as those in the Hemaris genus. Butterfly gardening is often aimed at inviting those butterflies and moths to lay eggs as well. Because some plants are not fed upon by adult butterflies, the caterpillar host should also be planted for a bigger population of butterflies. Butterflies typically feed on the nectar of flowers, and there are hundreds of such plants that may be planted to attract them, depending on the location, time of year, and other factors. In addition to the planting of flowers that feed butterflies, other means of attracting them include constructing �butterfly houses�, providing sand for puddling, water, and other resources or food items, including rotten fruit.
The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which up to 109 species have been described and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus's native range extends from as far west as Southern Europe, Anatolia (Turkey), Israel, Palestine, North Africa, and Iran to the Northwest of China. The tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or to display as fresh-cut flowers. Most cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana.
April 1st, 2013
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