Wednesday 25 January 2017

Endangered Species Challenge

Today I am joining Louis for his

I want to talk Buttie Pillars
Not just any Buttie Pillar

This is the 

Ornithoptera Alexandrae

Queen Alexandra Birdwing

This rarest and biggest Buttie Pillar 
only found in
a small area within the Popendeta Valley,
deep within the rainforest of Papau New Guinea.

To own a real one you need a special licence 
otherwise its go straight to the Dog House 
a fine of about 87 million Milky Bones

These ones are replicas but true to the real Buttie Pillars
Mrs Alexandra is the brown one on the left
Mr Alexandre is the pretty coloured one

To see a real one you can go to the Natural History Museum
where the original one is….its a bit moth eaten…..
well, they were so big floating around high in the tree canopy
that the only way the explorers could capture on was to us an
old blunderbuss to shoot them down.
The one in the Museum is the original one with the shot holes
Mr Rothschild donated all his samples to the Museum

I'm pleased to say that now the peeps are more concerned
with preserving these majestic Butties
They are
Truly the Regent Queen of all Buttie Pillars

Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah 


  1. They sure are pretty. Hope they do get preserved. Great post Princess Leah. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Whoa! Those are sum Big critters! They shur are purdy!

  3. Oh Princess Leah the Alexandra Buttie Pillars are truly beautiful. Mr. A is quite a pretty shade of sea colors and Mrs. A is quite regal with her wing span. We did not know about them than you,
    Hugs madi yur bfff

  4. Those are big! Wow. And shooting them with a blunderbuss? That is just stupid.

    Mara from Norway

  5. Wow, those a really big and so beautiful.
    Kisses and hugs from your Casper.

  6. Those butterflies are beautiful. We love seeing them in the wild
    Lily & Edward

  7. They are so beautiful!!
    stella rose

  8. You are an ambassadress for Butter Pillars!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. The world would be a darker place without the beautiful butterflies. ♥

  10. Let's hope they live to for many more years to come without becoming extinct.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  11. Never in my life would I have guessed butterflies could be that big.

    Aroo to you,

  12. Somehow we just knew your endangered species post would include buttie pillars. That BIG one is beautiful and such a pretty name too.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  13. They are superb! Bet there are a lot of old collections with these specimens--may have something to do with their rareness. We think they should be saved. The earth needs more natural ornaments.

  14. Those are cool buttiepillars and I'm glad you're taking a stand for them!

  15. Thanks fur pawticipating in the challenge and introducing us to these impawtant buttiepillars! They are almost as pretty as you are!
    Your Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  16. WE saw your BEAUTIFUL Buttie Pillars over at Louis D. Armstrong's MAIN Endangered Species Post...
    THIS is a fabulous day... Blogville called attention to all the Species that are In Danger of becoming Extinct. Your Buttie Piller is HOOOOOGE and BEAUTIFUL... we hope that it survives FUR EVER.

  17. What a wonderful post on these regal butties Princess Leah!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  18. OMD, gurl, these are the most BEAUTIFUL Buttie Pillers I have ever seen!!!! They are so biiiiig! Thanks for lettin' us know abouts these amazin' creatures!!!
    Ruby ♥

  19. Thank you for showing us these beautiful BIG buttie pillars!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  20. Crikey Princess .... I just knew you'd tell us about a buttie pillar ..... WOW!! That's a mighty big buttie pillar, aye?? I sure would like to see them flying around again. They are mighty pretty too. Thankyou for telling us about them. Who knew Buttie pillars could grow that BIG??

  21. Wow! They are truly beautiful Leah. Do you know our Mama loves butterflies?! She has a huge canvas of painted butterflies on an entire wall in her bedroom.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  22. That sure is a big and beautiful buttie pillar.

  23. Thank you for the information, we learned something for sure!