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Ken Harvey

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"It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.-Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species--Happy Darwin Day
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Keywords: darwin, tangled, bank, butterfly
Habitat: tangled bank
Date Taken: 2012
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KC Foggin

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Tue February 13, 2018 2:14am

A beautiful view of this Butterfly and so nicely captured Ken

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Tue February 13, 2018 11:05am

Oh! Is it Darwin Day? I didn't know there was one LOL. But thanks for the notification Ken.

This is a lovely and interesting picture to celebrate it too. A lovely butterfly picture lad - very well done and many thanks for showing it to us.

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Tue February 13, 2018 3:58pm

A pretty butterfly, Ken.

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