Friday, May 30, 2008

White River Gardens Butterfly Exhibit


Yesterday, I went with my daughter and some little friends to the zoo and the White River Gardens. My favorite part is always the butterfly exhibit.




I had a wonderful day enjoying the gardens and the magnificent butterflies.

Today's feature is the butterflies. Tomorrow I'll share some pictures of the gardens.
















This year they added some moths to the exhibit; this was the only one I saw.

The chrysalis is attached to a rod and they are kept in this box until the butterflies emerge.

14 comments:

vonlafin said...

I went to that exhibit a few years ago, your pictures make me want to return!

Jayne said...

Wow, what a beautiful collection of flutterbys!

Melanie said...

Robin, every time I go to the zoo I don't find the time to see the butterfly exhibit. Your post has me wanting to go back and spend the day there. Just amazing photos!

Diana said...

How cool. You got some beautiful photos, capturing them with their camo in full force. I love the shot of all the chrysalises, I'll have to show this post to my daughter (5) who is all about butterflies at this point in her little life. They raise and released some at school this year and it was a great lesson on nature. Thanks for taking us with you on the tour. Maybe we will go over there for a visit when we're in Arcadia in June -- you've given me a great field trip idea.

Karen said...

Oh these pictures are beautiful! I have been trying to plan a time to take my daughter to the zoo and now after seeing your pics I will put it off no longer , LOL

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful pictures. I love butterfly exhibits.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Vonlafin, I went a year ago and was looking forward to the trip back more than the kids.

Jayne, I like to call the flutterbys too!

Melanie, I could have skipped the zoo and spent the day with the butterflies and in the gardens. They did have the new koala at the zoo though, that was a must see.

Diana, you're coming in June?! Your daughter would love the butterfly exhibit!

Karen, we had a wonderful,fun day. I wish I had little children again so I could go more often!

Firefly Nights said...

That must have been a great photo experience. I've always wanted to go to one of the special butterfly gardens. There's a place on Mackinac Island in Michigan that I may get to someday.

beckie said...

Robin, excellent pictures! Isn't it amazing the variety of them. Almost like snowflakes-no two alike.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love these butterfly exhibits Robin. Your pictures certainly do the butterflies justice. I would enjoy a day at the exhibit too.

Pam/Digging said...

You got some great shots, Robin. There's a butterfly exhibit in Houston I like to visit. It's fun to see those unusual butterflies.

Tabatha said...

AMAZING.

verobirdie said...

Those butterflies are amazing. Thank you for the pictures.
If I had a poppy like yours, I would have been late too :-)

Sherri said...

Robin, what exquisite pictures! I love butterflies, so thank you for showing us!