The Philadelphus coronarius
This beautiful butterfly is sometimes referred to as the “orange fennel bird” because of its striking plumage and resemblance to an orange-spotted fennec, or desert fox. It can be found in mountainous regions across Europe, Asia, and North America.
The philadelphus coronarius was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1771 Species Plantarum, a book that most plant taxonomists use today when identifying plants. He gave it the specific name phlodopus which means ‘butterfly like’ and coronarus which refers to its bold patterned wings resembling those of a crescent moon with rays.
This beautifully colored species usually inhabits high alpine areas above 4,000 feet where there is enough sunlight for lichens to grow and butterflies thrive. They are also very territorial so they will defend their nesting sites against other butterflies.
Philadelphus coronarius caterpillars are greenish brown mottled with white stripes and spots. As they mature, they turn dark chocolate brown with lighter vertical bars. When eating fruits, they only eat the pulp leaving behind the seeds, skin, and peel. This is due to them having special glands that help them digest these components more efficiently.
When adult philadelphuses emerge from hibernation around early May in the mountains they inhabit, they look for suitable breeding habitats. These include sunny clearings with patches of dead
History of the Philadelphus coronarius
The name ‘Philadelphus’ comes from the Ancient Greek word philotas, which means radiant or glorious. This was due to its bright coloration that typically includes shades of red, yellow, orange, white, and sometimes even gray!
The philadelphus usually blooms between May and August in areas with warm temperatures and high rainfall.
Seedlings are dependent on their parents for up to six weeks before they are able to bloom on their own. When they can flower independently, they develop thicker leaves and weaker stems. These juvenile plants are referred to as sub-adults. As adults, philadelphuses remain very popular garden flowers because of this!
If you love creating your own natural landscapes then learning how to plant phildelphuses is worth exploring. They are easy to grow and are relatively inexpensive. You do not need special equipment to take care of them either! Because they are self seeded, there is no need to worry about finding new ones every year.
Interesting facts about the Philadelphus coronarius
These lizards are sometimes referred to as ‘Philadelphian’ due to their tendency to live in large colonies. They typically inhabit dry, rocky areas with little vegetation or water sources.
Because they eat mostly insects, these lizards are helpful for controlling bug populations.
Their unique coloration also makes them very attractive to onlookers.
Some say that they can communicate through body language, but this has not been confirmed.
Where to find the Philadelphus coronarius
This beautiful hummingbird can be difficult to spot, as it only stays in one small area for short amounts of time. If you are lucky enough to see this bird, then try looking at undergrowth or vegetation areas next to clear streams or ponds.
It may also be possible to hear them before you see them- their calls have been described as sounding like someone whistling with air escaping through their lips.
These birds will often perch on tree trunks or other vertical surfaces while feeding. Because they feed almost constantly, you do not need to wait very long to view one!
When to see the Philadelphus coronarius
The Philadelphus corona is not easily seen, as it only comes out during early spring and late fall. During these times of year, there are adequate temperatures and sufficient rain for plants to grow.
The philadelphus corona usually emerges from the ground in mid-March or April. At this time, they head up towards warmer climes and/or regions that have more rainfall.
In late September and October, the plant goes into dormancy again, dropping its leaves until next season.
Tips for seeing the Philadelphus coronarius
This little spider is very difficult to find. Luckily, you do not need to look hard to see one! If you are looking to identify this arachnid, then here are some tips.
First, make sure to be in well-lit areas with lots of tall plants or grassy patches. These would help give it more light so that it can use its phototaxis (the instinct to move towards brighter lights) to search for food.
Next, look at how thick their web is. The thicker the weave, the older the spider! Because these spiders don’t migrate like other species, they have time to grow big webs which helps determine their age.
Last, check out what kind of spines there are on the legs! There should be two long spiny legs, three short spiny ones, and eight paler, shorter spines on the second pair of legs.
Themed parks and gardens
Recent trends in themed park design include incorporating themes that emphasize natural environments, science, or history. These are typically referred to as educational theme parks.
The education can be an explicit one like at Epcot with its focus being tourism, but it also may go deeper by exploring issues related to the theme. For example, if the destination is designed around water then the lesson could be about sustainability, if food is the topic then eating habits and nutrition can be covered, and so forth.
These educational experiences are not only entertaining for guests, they help bring home lessons that connect directly with what people learn in school. When tourists visit an area with these qualities, it raises awareness of how we should educate ourselves and our world. This was a driving force behind many of the great landscaping projects during the late 19th century urbanization boom when cities built vast green spaces to promote wellness and environmentalism.
Education through nature goes beyond just learning about plants and ecosystems though. It teaches us about humanity’s connection to both. We depend on nature for basic needs such as air, water, and nourishment and researchers have shown that exposure to nature helps reduce stress, increase happiness, and contribute to overall health and well-being.
There are now more than 1,000 active thematic parks worldwide, making this style of landscape design very popular. In fact, some believe that educating the public about the environment is one of the main purposes of having a park or garden.
Places to visit
The next place you should definitely check out is called the Athenaeum of Ancient Greek Culture. This organization hosts educational events, concerts, and lectures about ancient Greece. Some examples include listening to a lecture about how Plato influenced Socrates and their influence on Western philosophy or attending an event featuring cuisine made with only ingredients that are either grown in Italy or harvested in Greece.
The Ancient Greeks were very conscious of nature and had many different forms of artwork and literature dedicated to describing natural phenomena like seasons, plants, and animals. They also organized themselves into groups based on common beliefs and practices which included worshipping gods, having social gatherings, and passing around resources which helped them survive. All of these things play important roles in explaining why ancient greeks loved wildlife so much!
After reading this article, I hope you have been inspired to explore the rich culture of the Ancient Greeks and learn more about their love for all types of life.
The Little Mermaid
Many people know of The Little Mermaid as the beautiful Disney movie that features Ariel, a fish-girl who falls in love with a human. What many don’t realize is that she isn’t the only character to break down barriers and find love. There are two other major characters in the film that show same-sex relationships can be possible and even healthy.
Sebastian is a crab prince who helps her learn about being self-confident. He teaches her how to feel comfortable in your own skin by telling her she looks pretty instead of saying nothing or giving her a compliment that makes her doubt herself.
Herself is also a minor character who doesn’t have much dialogue but comes across as very supportive. She tells Astrid she shouldn’t worry about what others think and reminds her it’s not her fault she was born with underdeveloped legs!