Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Butterfly Wonderment

I went to a butterfly "zoo" with several friends two weekends ago.  This was the most amazing thing EVER!  There were butterflys everywhere, they flitter about, often landing on people, hitching rides on us very warm humans.  They keep the room around 80-ish and its very humid.  Even cold all the time me, was happily warm and after a while trending towards hot.

There is a display case showing the cocoons, where the conditions are perfect for them to hatch, but neglected to snap a photo of that.  Hopefully this next weekend, TH and I will take a trip and  I'll snap a photo of that.  They also had a bee area, which was actually cool, as the bees had a "tunnel" to the outside where they gather nectar and then return to their hive within the "zoo".  Also on had were ants and scorpions and shudder spiders!  Needless to say I gave these last three insects a very wide berth.  They also had a fairly large aquarium which didn't seem to mesh with the insect kingdom thingy, but twas major coolness.

The blue one landed on my back, and my friend's hair and sleeve.  I have no idea what each one is named, I had their brochure which lists them, but alas lost it most likely the last time the clutter patrol was on duty I filed it into the trash. 








4 comments:

Jay M. said...

Wow! That's megacool! I've seen bees and bats at a zoo, but never butterflies. I also love aquariums.

Peace <3
Jay

Aek said...

Butterflies are cool creatures. :-) I think the blue one might be a blue morpho butterfly.

The Huntress said...

OMG that is so cool! I'd love to see one of these in person.

Bob Slatten said...

A few years back we went to the one in Key West.
A very cool, and beautiful, experience!