Box Turtle and Aphrodite.

A beautiful three toed Box Turtle and a Speyeria Aphrodite on milkweed, from D. Gregory. Click for full size.



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  1. blf says

    We have solved the problem of how coconuts can make to Aurthur’s round table! Namely: The turtle clearly couldn’t have climbed or flown up to perch on the flower. Therefore, it was airlifted there by the bug. And a bug which can carry a turtle can clearly carry a coconut. Q.E.D.(that’s a term used in logic to mean Q.E.D.).

  2. blf says

    Plenty of swallows — they love eating bugs exhausted from carrying coconuts(easy to catch and make into a nice curry, being so considerate to bring fresh coconut milk) — albeit not the African kind, as they are non-migratory.

  3. Kengi says

    That shot of the butterfly on milkweed is breathtaking. Having a built-in straw would be sooo useful.

  4. blf says

    Having a built-in straw would be sooo useful.

    There is also the mildly deranged penguin method (usually, admittedly, applied to beer volcanoes but should also work with plants): Excavate. Invert. Pour into open beak. Replace into hole in hopes of another vintage.

  5. says


    Having a built-in straw would be sooo useful.

    Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: Very well. Eh, Cubert, fetch my drinking teeth.

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