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Welcome! This blog is mostly about butterfly gardening, but other types of plants and gardens, as well as other wildlife is blogged about too.

March 4, 2009

Other wildlife at The Butterfly Farm

Filed under: Other Wildlife — Butterflygirl @ 4:37 pm

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!

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  1. on April 14th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Butterflygirl,

    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?


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