GringosAbroad Ecuador

Photo of the Month: Butterflies on Fruit?

Posted in: Traveling Kids

Before we went to Aruba, I didn’t know that butterflies eat fruit. But as you can see, they do!


Butterfly on fresh fruit

At the Butterfly Farm in Aruba, a lot of the butterflies were eating fruit. It was really neat to see them siting on banana, orange and other fruit.

One time, I picked up a piece of banana with a butterfly on it and he just stayed there! It was really cool.

Of course, I put it down. And washed my hands. The banana was really slimy.

I love how you can see the vibrant blue on the wings. And the fact that the fruit was on a piece of wood really makes it cool. The bright green grass gives the photo a nice touch. I also like that the wood was on the bench.

Something key to getting good photos is including some background.

Want to see more about butterflies? Check out the Butterfly Farm post.

Happy travels!

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Meet the Author

Drew Haines is an animal enthusiast, travel writer, and content marketer. She loves to share her passion through her writing. She is the founder and owner of EverywhereWild Media, EverywhereWild, and co-founder and owner of JustBirding. She also guest blogs on LatinRootsTravel and GringosAbroad. She lived in Ecuador for 6 years and explored the Galapagos Islands. Currently based in N.S., Canada.

6 comments… add one
  • nanny Mar 14, 2014, 3:47 pm

    Wow… Drew this is a beautiful pic. I love butterflies. You are doing a good job.

  • Joyce Uzcategui Sep 25, 2013, 10:25 am

    I especially like this blog about butterflies. You took these pictures in Aruba, but have you seen many butterflies in Ecuador? I have been interested in butterfly gardening quite a while now. I first got interested in FL. I made a butterfly garden at the Brentwood Elementary School,in Carol City, FL, where I taught 1st Grade. Since the climate in Ecuador is somewhat similar, I thought I would make a butterfly garden there in my future yard. I would love to see pictures in a future blog of any butterflies you see in Ecuador. Love your blog.

  • Eric L. Apr 5, 2013, 5:37 pm

    Drew i really like your Blog , very interesting. My wife would like to see that butterfly farm. she loves butterflys.

  • Dennis Fahey Mar 1, 2013, 5:55 pm


  • Big John Mar 1, 2013, 1:01 pm

    Your Photography skills are getting better each time yoy put one on the Blog. you are getting to be A first class Photo bug ,keep iot up
    Love BJ

  • Nana Mar 1, 2013, 6:46 am

    Beautiful butterflies. We don’t see those colors here in Canada. A great photo, Drew.

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