Butterflies at the River

We visited the river a couple days ago and we met with the most interesting sight! There were so many butterflies on the river bank, and quite a few different kinds. It’s the summer dry season now, so I think they are attracted by the water. They all seemed to be gathering where the ground was wet next to the river.

And, of course, I can never go to the river without taking more photos. I think it’s such a beautiful place.

It’s funny to think we are having summer while most of our friends and family are so very cold up north! I wish I could send you all some of this sunshine and warm, balmy air.

Oh, and last but not least there is a bit of video of the butterflies. The shrieking is the kids having a great time on the other side of the river.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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21 Responses to Butterflies at the River

  1. Jerry says:

    Waiting is hard enough — you really add to the stress with posts like this :).


  2. Swallowtails are rare here. They are the largest and the most beautiful butterflies in Germany.

    By the way … A Happy New Year … 😀


  3. Allison says:

    WOW! Beautiful, Kris!


  4. Allison says:

    Thanks, Kris. I cannot wait!


  5. What a great lovely pictures . I may which river is this ?


  6. D. Quijote says:

    Exactly the way it was when visiting my grandfather’s farm.


  7. ethanbrown says:

    wow !!! very beautiful and amazing pictures..


  8. jacobsmith says:

    Really Appreciated…just breathless when i see these beautiful pictures ….


  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kris, back in 78-80 I remember the butterfly migration. They seem to be traveling from Colon to Panama City. Wow. Good to see. Dave.


    • That’s right, butterflies do migrate. I remember once in the US when thousands of monarch butterflies came through. Most of these are butterflies I’ve seen in the area though, except those turquoise swallowtails. Hopefully none of them are going north right now!


  10. Amy the Daughter says:

    Wow, great photos!


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