29 November 2010
Swarms of Butterflies
There is a belief in Sri Lanka, that butterflies fly to Mount Sri Pada to pay their respect. I’m not sure how true this is but, many years ago, I used to see hundreds of butterflies in early mornings during certain time of the year, near my home town.
Later on, this behavior was no longer to be seen and I hardly remember seeing that many butterflies over the last decade or so. May be they have vanished from the areas or fled to areas with less human interactions.
Recently, during my visit to Knuckles Massif, I finally saw swarms of butterflies after many years. There were thousands or even millions of them in the jungle. Mainly it was a yellow coloured specie, but there were other types as well. Above picture was taken during the hike to Sera Ella, which I will bring you in a later post.
Infact, I have strong evidence to prove that butterflies/moths actually go to Sri Pada.
P.S. I learnt that such a group is called a rabble or a flutter thanks to Beyond My Garden.