Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
June Butterfly Migration #381076
06/20/10 04:28 PM
06/20/10 04:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,276
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
.
elbert  Offline OP
[Linked Image]
Its not easy to photograph these guys. I'm still trying.
Its June and every June millions of these guys pass through Ambergris caye. It starts about half way through the month and goes on for weeks. Day and night they flow by.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: elbert] #381081
06/20/10 04:51 PM
06/20/10 04:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 480
San Pedro, Belize
hazzyy Offline
.
hazzyy  Offline
Nice photo...I was wondering why there were so many of those yesterday while we were out fishing...there's more butterflies than birds...


BelizeComputerGuy@Gmail.com
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: hazzyy] #381086
06/20/10 05:03 PM
06/20/10 05:03 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,276
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
.
elbert  Offline OP
all headed South.
I count about 10 every five min. by just standing in one spot. It goes on for weeks like this.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: elbert] #381090
06/20/10 05:26 PM
06/20/10 05:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,473
S
SimonB Offline

.
SimonB  Offline
S
A couple of years ago there was a solid 2 days where thousands were going past every minute. It was amazing to watch.

Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: SimonB] #381114
06/21/10 07:32 AM
06/21/10 07:32 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,976
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
.
Diane Campbell  Offline
I noticed them starting yesterday too. Absolutely magical.

Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: Diane Campbell] #381139
06/21/10 09:24 AM
06/21/10 09:24 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,496
San Pedro Town - Ambergris Cay...
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
A few years back I thought I was seeing things when it looked like it was snowing! LOL Amoung the thousands of yellow ones there would be a black one.
Where do they hatch (come from) and where are they going?


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: ScubaLdy] #381141
06/21/10 09:29 AM
06/21/10 09:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,748
SanPedro
shuffles Offline
.
shuffles  Offline
I saw thousands of them coming back from Gallon Jug this weekend. They were swirling around in giant "swarms". I was told that they migrate to Costa Rica somewhere, make their babies, then die.


Change your Latitude
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: shuffles] #381155
06/21/10 12:11 PM
06/21/10 12:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,276
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
.
elbert  Offline OP
Genes are immortal. I understand what you mean by die' but if you look at it another way the butterflys immortal genes are exchanging an old bio-flying machine for a fresh one.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: elbert] #381158
06/21/10 12:32 PM
06/21/10 12:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,748
SanPedro
shuffles Offline
.
shuffles  Offline
Point well taken!


Change your Latitude
Re: June Butterfly Migration [Re: ScubaLdy] #381184
06/21/10 07:41 PM
06/21/10 07:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,018
Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
.
Loansum-Al K  Offline
We remember that Harriette......it went on for at least a week or more......wish we were there to see it again.


I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
August
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 269 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics67,361
Posts470,730
Members19,222
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1