Papillons en Liberté

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit the Jardin Botanique for their annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit in the largest of their many greenhouses. The event is quite popular with families and children but the staff controls the number of people who can enter the exhibit at once. In short, it was a long wait. March%20073sm.jpgWe went at 11am Sunday and waited over an hour. But it was worth it! The moment you walk in, you are stunned by the twinkling of butterflies everywhere and all the walls and plants seem to shimmer as the little creatures bat their wings while resting. The blue and purple butterflies are really something to see. It was pretty comical everyone trying to take pictures of the little buggers – they don’t sit still for long! All through the exhibit, they have smooth jazz playing and it’s really quite magical. Every once in a while you’d hear someone squeal with delight as a big butterfly landed on someone’s head or hand.

The exhibit runs until April 29th, so catch this wild and wonderful event while you can. (But it helps if you like bugs of course!)

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