Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go to the San Francisco San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers and check out their butterfly garden. It. Was.Amazing. It almost makes me want to move to the tropics and build my own butterfly house.
I don’t know the names of the butterflies we saw, but isn’t nature amazing?
Inside this little butterfly house were all sorts of chrysalis in various stages.
The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird and I always think it’s amazing to see just one butterfly in our garden at a time, but hundreds? But to be able to walk through hundreds of butterflies at one time?
I can see now why people actually collect dead butterflies and keep them behind glass. They are an absolute work of art.
The butterfly exhibit will be on display at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers through October 20th, 2013 if you want to stop by an take a look. If not, no worries, it’s highly likely your local science center or flower garden will have have a similar exhibit going on as well.
Butterflies are cool!
If you’d like to hatch some butterflies of your own, Amazon sells the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden. My kids had this when they were young and LOVED it.