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Yellow Butterflies!!!!! #34383
01/15/2015 05:24 PM
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What is with all these yellow butterflies!!?????
We have never seen this many before, or have we???
That's my question, is this normal???
Normally we are here in late March and are surprised by seeing them everywhere!!! They were even out in the "bay" of Happy Bay today!!!

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Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: minnesnowta2] #34384
01/15/2015 05:51 PM
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There was a story in the DH about them the other day. Said there was an unusual amount because of additional rain in October or November, when they were growing, as there was lots of new vegetation for them. We noticed a lot of them at the end of December also.


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Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #34385
01/15/2015 06:40 PM
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They are in all the islands, they were in St Barth and Anguilla when were there last week.

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: minnesnowta2] #34386
01/15/2015 07:10 PM
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Some years more, some years less. I have seen them so thick it reminded me of snowfall. We lived next to the bush area at Red Pond for years and a couple of years the amount of them were amazing. Just another wonderful nature thing to see on the island!!

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: transplantsxm] #34387
01/15/2015 08:07 PM
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They are pretty!!! And a lot of them!!!!

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: minnesnowta2] #34388
01/15/2015 10:04 PM
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tons of them! i'll try to post my video later; took a short clip from fbbc today.

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: caribbeanscout] #34389
01/15/2015 10:56 PM
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We saw thousands of them last July at Anse Marcel. They were white and they looked like snow. Beautiful. They filled the air like that all day while we were at the beach.

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: caribbeanscout] #34390
01/15/2015 10:57 PM
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Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: minnesnowta2] #34391
01/16/2015 08:24 AM
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The road to Friar's has bushes with flowers and they are COVERED with them...but the gazillion I have seen are all white thus the "SXM snow" reference by the residents

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: boucharda] #34392
01/16/2015 01:19 PM
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originally Long Island, NY/now...
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Yes, there were hundreds of them when we were there. I believe most of the ones we saw were white also. Tons of them going down the Club O road. So pretty!


Robin & Ed

Looking forward to getting back next year!

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: irish1223] #34393
01/16/2015 01:56 PM
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this usually happens in October but because of the hurricane it threw Mother Nature off. Since then the trees and plants have begun to bloom and blossom again and so the butterflies are here now.

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: Barbara] #34394
01/16/2015 06:08 PM
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A few years ago the same thing happened in June and July.

Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: irish1223] #34395
01/16/2015 06:30 PM
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Coming from the airport yesterday to Orient also saw the white ones everywhere, someone above mentioned SXM snow - good description.


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Re: Yellow Butterflies!!!!! [Re: sumbeach] #34396
01/17/2015 07:12 PM
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Love the butterflies but the orange caterpillars have destroyed 2 of my oleanders and are starting to munch on 3 others...seems to be their favorite food!!


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