Other wildlife at The Butterfly Farm
In addition to the butterflies, we were also lucky to see some other wildlife while visiting The Butterfly Farm at St. Thomas.
Down in a couple of the leaves – of I think the same plant that might be a skipper host plant – we found some tiny little frogs! I don’t how clear it is in this picture, you will probably need to click on it to see the bigger version:
We also saw this really cool spider:
One day at St. John we also saw a large spider – does anyone know – are these both orb weaver spiders?
There is a hummingbird species that is common on the Virgin Islands too. We saw quite a few of them around, but only once, at The Butterfly Farm, was I able to get a picture of one:
I don’t know if there are other hummingbird species on the Virgin Islands or not.
Next week – other reptiles, birds and more that we saw on the Virgin Islands!
on April 14th, 2009 at 8:13 pm
The first spiders is in the orb weaver family – you can tell by the way they hold their legs into a forward pair and a backward pair, and by the stabilimentum (zig zag area of thick silk) in the large web. The second spider is a nephilid spider, which are related to orb weavers but instead of wrapping their prey in silk they bite it first. Cool stuff, huh?