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Few sights in nature are more naturally joyous than a butterfly in flight. It stands to reason, therefore, that there are few sights more depressing than a butterfly who isn’t just not flying, but not moving at all. We like to imagine butterflies to be such buoyant airborne free spirits, and so to see them grounded is a sight no one wants to see. So why does this happen? The truth is there are myriad…

Butterflies are, by far, one of if not the most beloved insects in the world. Their delicacy, colors, peacefulness, and grace have made them symbols of beauty and favorites of everyone from jewelers and fashion designers to amateur butterfly enthusiasts, including Vladimir Nabokov (yes, really). That reputation for beauty and grace, however, makes the idea of a butterfly not being able to fly all the more heartbreaking. For such a normally harmless and free creature…

Butterflies are absolutely beautiful creatures. Their transformation from caterpillars also fascinates many people as a powerful, natural symbol for struggle, rebirth, and triumph over change. There are more than 20,000 different species of butterflies, but they have a great deal in common in terms of what they need to survive and thrive. Butterflies are remarkably active animals, especially given their size; they engage in many activities throughout the course of their typical lifetime. In addition,…

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful insects that people will willingly want to attract to their gardens. After all, not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also help to pollinate the flowers in your garden, making them a welcome addition to any garden patch. Most people know that butterflies are attracted to flowers that they can pollinate, but what else are they attracted to? Some people might begin to wonder if…

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