Thoughts, adventures, projects, and photography by Shawn DeArmond


Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 11:29am
Back on the bumpy Belize road after Cristo Rey Falls. We stopped in San Antonio for a lunch of beer and bananas. A little further down the road we stopped at the Green Hills Butterfly Farm.
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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 10:41am

This past Summer, I had the privilege of taking a trip to Belize.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 7:39am
Monarchs are probably my favorite butterfly. I'm sure there are prettier I could choose, but there's more to it than that. I like them because they're locals, and they just look like they're cruzin' for a good time when they're flying. They really belong in Santa Cruz.
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Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:44pm
Spot the butterfly yet? This guy was one of a kaleidoscope of Golden Hairstreak butterflies that I watched erupt from the ground, fly around for a bit and then apparently disappear as they land. The ground was covered in similar-colored leaves so that you really couldn't tell what was a leaf and what was a butterfly... which is, of course, the point if you happen to be a butterfly with an evolutionary will to survive.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 7:52pm
Here's one more from my vacation to ECCO. The Common Buckeye. I wonder how the animal feels about having the word "Common" in its name. Humans are by far the most common primate. What if we were called "The Common Human"? Well, I'm glad the Buckeye is common. It's really pretty. The markings on the upper wing surfaces are quite striking. If they weren't so common, they'd probably be considered one of the most beautiful butterflies in the US.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 7:13pm

This photo was taken in May 2005 right across the street from our house. We had an unbelievable butterfly migration that passed right through Woodland.

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