Last weekend I went to see a butterfly exhibit at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.  It was wonderful!  The butterflies were in the enclosed tropical gardens which is amazing even without butterflies everywhere!





The one below was my favorite butterfly! It was larger than the others and when the wings are folded like this, although pretty, it is a bit drab. When the wings are open, they appear to be a brilliant blue! I caught a pic of one flying that follows, but since it didn’t turn out that great, I’ve included a pic that was part of the exhibit…




They also had a nice exhibit of the cocoons where you could watch the butterflies hatching that was pretty cool. The exhibit will be going on through April, and I might like to go back to see if there are any new ones that weren’t there last weekend.   If you’re within driving distance, it would definitely be worth the trip.


5 thoughts on “Butterflies!

  1. I’ve visited a butterfly garden in the past and it was fantastic! I didn’t really want the butterflies actually landing on me but I took a gazillion photos. Glad you had fun!

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