Flutter in the house.

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I’m not even going to try to give the names of these butterflies. I do know that the one above with the lime green spots is a malachite. They are rare in central Florida and mostly seen in the Keys and Caribbean. All of the above were taken in the butterfly house at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in north Tampa. I was tired of walking around Lettuce Lake Park but it was too nice to go home so I stopped there for an hour. There wasn’t a lot of butterflies outside in the gardens but the butterfly house still had plenty flying around.

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Little creatures in north Tampa

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Nature outside of MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in north Tampa. After walking around Lettuce Lake Park nearby, I stopped at the butterfly garden at MOSI to see what was flying around. Not too many butterflies in the outside garden. It was so pretty out I just hung out for a while watching the lizards run around.

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Tiny flying critters and a few swimming things

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I stopped by the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa on my way home from Lettuce Lake Park on Memorial Day weekend. Besides the Imax theater and cool exhibits for kids, they have a nice butterfly garden. The garden had a complete makeover since the last time I was there and was really nice. Tons of different plants, trees and flowers with stories about a lot of them. Lots of benches in the shade. Lots of tiny critters flying around. It was really hot since I got there right before lunch so I only stayed an hour. I only had my 70-200mm f2.8 lens and hand-held it to get the above. It was nice to travel light and since I was pretty close to the flowers, I didn’t need anything longer.

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