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Op-Ed: Butterfly warriors want city ordinance to restore dignity Special

San Francisco - The effect of the flutter of a butterfly's wings is certainly stirring up various officials and activists at San Francisco City Hall as efforts are being made at setting a ban on the release of the winged-insects into the air.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

Revealed — How butterflies stay dry

Why don't butterflies get damp or wet when it rains? The answer is inked to the make-up of the surface of the wings of the butterfly.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Summer buzz gives way to sticky insects Special

Coram - Fall is knocking on the door in NW Montana and winter will swiftly follow. In the final lazy days of summer, these insects are living out their final hours.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Bees, butterflies & flying critters at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is a popular destination in Northern Virginia. In addition to touring the mansion itself, the property is interesting to explore and photograph. Not only are the views overlooking the Potomac River stunning, but there is much wildlife to see.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Studying butterfly wings could create new colors and hues

By studying butterfly wings, scientists think they can create new coatings for manufactured materials that could change color by design or from different angles.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: National Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavilion Special

Washington - The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. has a lot to offer. One of its exhibits, the Butterfly Pavilion is one of the amazing exhibits housed inside the museum.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Photo Essay: Birds and Butterflies on Tybee Island Special

Tybee Island - Hundreds of bird and butterfly species can be found on Tybee Island, from sandpipers to seagulls and long-tailed skippers, which adds to the beauty of this coastal paradise.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory — An Enchanted Rainforest Special

Niagara Falls - A trip to the magnificent Horseshoe Falls of the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, can be greatly enhanced by including a visit to the wonderful Butterfly Conservatory, located just ten minutes down the road on the Niagara Parkway.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 22 comments

Fukushima fallout causes mutant butterflies

Scientists say exposure to radioactive material following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, has resulted in severe mutations in butterflies and fear it could just be the beginning.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Illustra Media attests to the intelligent design of butterflies Special

Dallas - A new science documentary produced by Illustra Media, the film, "Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies," beautifully validates how butterflies are the products of intelligent design.
Digital Journal Report by Nancy Houser - 1 comment
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Side view of a Red Postman Butterfly at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.
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Wild flowers and butterflies

This week I was delighted to see some wildlife that I ordinarily would not see in the Washington D.C. suburbs, an owl...
Jun 25, 2012 in  Photographer's Corner by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments


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