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Safari Park—Flitting about

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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I have been making great progress in sorting through recent pictures (recent defined as pictures taken since January 1, 2014) now that I have had all of my WordPress functions back for six weeks. I’m currently in my 040814 folder, so I’m only five weeks behind!

From January 2 2014 to March 27 2014, I was waiting for blogs to load only to find that I could not comment or even LIKE blog posts. It was both frustrating and time-consuming. My world blog travels put a real dent in my other activities. If you missed the resolution to my WordPress frustration, read it here: WordPress problems resolved.

My 040814 folder is from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, specifically the fourth day of Butterfly Jungle. So today you get to see a collection of butterflies in all their flitting glory. These pictures have been made into Photographic Art, and Julian will have them available for purchase by the end of the week in my Butterfly Gallery at Fine Art America.

Orange twins

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Black & White

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Orange Beauty

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Paper Kite

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Butterfly

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I'm Pretty

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, April 5-27

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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They’re back!

The butterflies, that is.

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park opens in just two days! Running from Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 27, Butterfly Jungle is one of the most popular events at the Safari Park, so popular that a couple of years ago they started requiring you to check in first and get an entrance number and time.

Rumor has it that too many butterflies were getting killed by the masses during the first week, thereby leaving few butterflies for the masses during the final week. And, of course, photographers like me were hanging around all day! Now you check in, pick up a ticket with your entrance time on it, and you get to spend a whopping 15 minutes in Butterfly Jungle.

You’ll find that if you try to go through a second time on the same day, the entrance times can be four or five hours away. If so, you can always explore the other fauna and flora during those hours. Just make sure you’re back at Butterfly Jungle for your entrance time because if you’re not there, they’ll let someone else in and you’ll be outta luck.

Following are some of my favorite butterfly pictures from Butterfly Jungles past.

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly on a lavender flower

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterflies at Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park in April 2012

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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If you’re coming to San Diego, give me a call! I often can play docent for a day—Zoo, Safari Park, SeaWorld, Scenic 59-mile Drive, etc. And if you fly into San Diego, sit on the left side of the plane; the view of downtown San Diego as you’re landing is awesome!

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Just 12 more days to visit Butterfly Jungle at Safari Park!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle opened on March 16 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido, California.

San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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It’s only open through April 7, so if you intend to go, don’t want until the last day. There is timed entry to Butterfly Jungle. I got there the other day at 9:00 and the wait was already 30 minutes. By the time I left at noon, the wait was 2½ hours!

Butterfly Jungle

Here are some pictures from this year’s Butterfly Jungle:

2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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2013 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park opens on March 16

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle, one of my favorite events in San Diego County, opens on March 16 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido, California.

San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle is one of the most popular events at the Safari Park, so I suggest going early (I’ll be there on opening day), and going early in the day (I’ll be there at 9:00 a.m.). Because it’s so popular, even early in the morning, they allow only a certain number of people in at a time so that any butterflies on the ground aren’t crunched to death by billions and billions and billions of feet. Amazingly (perhaps, or not), the smallest feet usually do the most damage to our littler flying friends. For more information, visit online at San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park.

Butterfly Jungle

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here are some pictures from past Butterfly Jungles:

Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

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Butterflies at Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park in April 2012

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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gulf fritillary

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Butterfly at Buttefly Junle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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A stroll through Mast Park in Santee, California

Out & About

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The San Diego River, only 52 miles long, is nothing compared to the Mighty Mississippi. However, there are people interested in preserving the river and creating parks and trails all along its length, the San Diego River Trail. One section of parks and trails is Mast Park West in Santee:

San Diego River watershed

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San Diego River Trail

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Mast Park West is a relatively new addition to the Trail. The paths are well marked with new fences and new grading, and the vistas are beautiful.

Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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San Diego County has served at various times, including the present, for military training, particularly during World War II, so it is useful to know where you are, to obey all warning signs, and to stay on the proven trails.

Mast Park West in Santee, California

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There are plenty of activities, including an off-leash area for the dogs.

Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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There is an abundance of nature’s beauty all along the river paths:

Turtle in the wild

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Many of the roadway bridge supports have been painted by none other than the Boy Scouts of America. Here are two of them:

Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Mast Park West in Santee, California

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Location:

Mast Park West map

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