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February 23, 2015: Butterfly Wonderland & McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale, Arizona

I'm not normally a big fan of tourist traps or non-native wildlife, but I couldn't resist checking out "Butterfly Wonderland" in Scottsdale, Arizona; it's a humid greenhouse full of live butterflies from around the world. I also wandered around for a little while at the Gateway area of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
zebra longwing butterflies, emerging
Butterfly Wonderland
tailed jay butterfly, emerging
Butterfly Wonderland
tailed jay butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
peacock pansy butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
white peacock butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
common blue morpho butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
leopard lacewing butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
paper kite butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
postman butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
great mormon butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
rusty-tipped page butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
hybrid longwing butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
yellow-edged giant owl butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
green-banded peacock butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
buckeye butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
clipper butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
whitened blue-wing, Mexican blue-wing, & Doris longwing butterflies
Butterfly Wonderland
ruby-spotted swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
cattle-heart butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
lime swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
cream-spotted tiger-wing butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
zebra mosaic butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
harmonia tiger-wing butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
pink rose swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
Constantine's swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
Malay lacewing butterfly
Butterfly Wonderland
great eggfly butterfly (female)
Butterfly Wonderland
cream-spotted tigerwing chrysalises
Butterfly Wonderland
desert lupine
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
chuparosa
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Arizona fiesta-flower
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Tom's Thumb
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
jumping cholla
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
teddy-bear cholla fruit
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
new growth on buckhorn cholla
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
saguaro cactus
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
tufted poppy
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
jumping cholla stuck to my shoe
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
curve-nut comb-seed flower
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
chollas
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Graham's nipple cactus
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
jojoba flowers (male)
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
new growth on Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
buckhorn cholla
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
fiddleneck
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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