Best way to catch a butterfly
To Catch a Butterfly by T.M. PayneStevie Buchanans family has a secret.
Catherine Stone has a secret.
Stevie knows nothing. Catherine knows everything.
Set between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, this is the story of an innocent life thrown into the deep.
When their worlds collide and the real truth is laid bare, no one could have imagined how very dark the secret really is.
As Stevie grows from a curious little girl into a strong young woman, the secret is revealed. And so her journey begins. A journey that takes her to Catherines door.
Is it OK to use a butterfly net?
If you want to catch butterflies so you can study them, you have a few options open to you. Of course, you can try a butterfly net, though you may need a special permit to use it. You can also skip this method altogether and gather caterpillars instead, which are easier to catch and which you can watch develop into butterflies before releasing them. Most of the time, rangers will frown on you trying to catch butterflies in state or national parks, and in fact, some species are protected by state or federal law. Therefore, always check your local laws, and stick to your backyard or an area that's not protected.
Chasing butterflies net-in-hand is absent from the portfolio of activities promoted by wildlife and conservation groups in their efforts to engage children with nature. This summer, I introduced my young children four and six years old and their friends to the delights of this 19th century pastime. They have been having huge fun.
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The best way to "catch" a butterfly or moth is to raise it from the caterpillar stage. Then when the butterfly or moth hatches out you can observe it and then let it go. Some stores provide kits that have a net with them, and you can go into fields or mountains and catch butterflies or moths. Since most moths are attracted to lights, you can find moths at porch lights if you use a white bulb--not yellow or other lights. Keeping a butterfly or moth collection requires that you follow special techniques and lots of care. Today, many people prefer to watch butterflies and moths with small close-focusing binoculars or to photograph the living insects. Photographing a live butterfly in nature can be more challenging than netting one, and you can keep your "collection" in a photo album or color slide tray.
Free online guide to extreme macro photography, including focus stacking, macro techniques, affordable macro lenses, automated macro rails, lighting, equipment, diffusers, accessories, software and more. Butterflies are the most enchanting of creatures and are really better shot outside, sitting on stalks in their natural habitat. But there maybe a reason to catch them, and for this purpose a butterfly trap is what you'd want to use. The classic tropical butterfly trap, usually baited with rotting fruit but there are a bunch of other lures you can try too. Easy to make, inexpensive and lasts for years.