Stunning Apollo butterfly by @katecollum
The total time required for a newly hatched Apollo to become what we understand with a butterfly is about 3 months. That is why, the caterpillar has to eat a lot of food to develop quickly and store energy for cocoon phase. Usually, the plants they hatch on are not very nutritious, and the caterpillar replaces quality with quantity – it eats large quantities of food, not resting until they are ready to create a cocoon. Mature specimen, however, feed on nectar, which they suck out of flowers using their straw-like mouth apparatus. via itsnature.org
This month or co-host is @kataleja.aurora. The rules are easy: paint/draw/create an piece inspired by our prompt. Make sure to tag @sunshine_inspired_fauna and use the #sifauna or #SunshineInspiredFauna tag. Don't forget to share the mission of our challenge in your description and follow our challenge. You can join us at any time and share your gorgeous work with us.
The non profit organization we are supporting this month is European Wildlife found at eurowildlife.org
European Wildlife is a Pan-European non-profit organization dedicated to nature preservation and environmental protection. Their key objective is to conserve biological diversity and to reduce the impact of climatic changes on nature and humankind. That is why they are creating a network of non-state nature reserves aimed at helping endangered species of plants and animals to survive or to return to areas where, in the past, they were exterminated.
#SunshineInspiredFauna is an art challenge bringing awareness to endangered animals. Through this challenge, I want to support non-profit organizations focused on improving the environment and the wellbeing of endangered species.