Butterflies!

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!

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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…

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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.

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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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