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On a trip to Thailand we visited Pang Sida National park which is home to old growth Rosewood and a stunning array of butterflies. There has been a decline in the variety of plants that the butterflies feed from which has prompted the forest rangers to provide a feeding areas to augment the butterflies diet, especially in the dry season. This is a small where water naturally pools in the wet season, but in the dry season when we were there, the rangers run water from a hose. As the water trickles past nutrients that are spread out on the slab, butterflies will gather to suck up the mixture. Many of the butterflies will feed for 10s of minutes, and take in so much liquid that they expel relatively large quantities. Fourth butterfly from the left is expelling a large droplet.

TAGS: Butterflies, Thailand

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Date Taken: 06.2014
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