When I got home from Florida, the first thing I did was look up birds and butterflies native to Florida, for I had seen three types of birds and two types of butterflies and a moth that I had never seen before. I successfully identified five of the new species. The moth I didn’t get close enough to see enough identification marks. Two of the birds I have pictures of, but the others where to fast for me to shoot, (with my camera). I have pictures of these that I did not take so you can see them anyway.
These are American White Ibises. These birds were almost tame. They walked around Magic Kingdom Park and begged for food from people. I almost got one to eat out of my hand when I was holding imaginary food, but he wasn’t fooled after he got close.
This is a great egret. They also are everywhere around Magic Kingdom. They stand around in flower beds and on poles near to people. They are very still for long periods of time, so they look like well made statues.
This is a cloudless sulphur. One landed very close to me, and I almost caught it in my hands, but I didn’t think of taking a picture, so this picture isn’t mine. When I saw it, I knew it was a type of sulphur because we have a very similar kind in South Dakota called a clouded sulphur.
This gorgeous butterfly is a zebra longwing butterfly. I saw three of them flying around during our stay, but I wasn’t able to get any on film, so this picture is not mine either. I was able to identify this butterfly when I saw it. When I got back, I read that it is the state butterfly of Florida. I lake that I can say I saw Florida’s state butterfly. More on our great trip to Disney World later.