Our last day in Copan began with a trip to the Enchanted Wings
butterfly house. The house was operated by the owners of a butterfly
farm located in La Ceiba, a not so nearby city.
We arrived sufficiently early that the butterflies were just waking
Some were still in the middle of breakfast.
Others seemed to be regurgitating their breakfast, which we speculated
might be the custom among butterflies, so we tried not to seem shocked
Some hung out in pairs.
Others in triplets.
And some in whole bunches.
It would have been nice if I had made a note of what kind of
butterflies I was seeing so that I could report them here, but I was
having so much fun taking pictures that I couldn't be bothered.
This one has racing stripes.
This one, a fine set of antennae.
This blurry one looks like an owl when oriented properly.
Here we have a solid color model.
And one in the early stages of production.
There was even an altercation that went on for a good five or ten
minutes. We took it to be a dispute rather than some sort of
complicated mating ritual as it didn't result in anything that looked
like butterfly sex.
Of course, if you have butterflies, you have to have flowers and those
they had in abundance.
Perky little pink ones.
Some in vibrant orange.
Even some with leopard spots.
And a burbling waterfall sat in the corner providing a soothing
soundtrack for the whole affair.