Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A Trip to the Butterfly Conservatory

This holiday Monday, Ephraim and I headed to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls.  The last time I was there I must have been 8 years old, and though the place is smaller than I remembered, there are butterflies everywhere.  Seriously.  Everywhere.

And despite a specially selected outfit that failed to entice even a single butterfly to land on me, somebody had no problems whatsoever attracting some butterfriends.  Lucky.  Instead I went ridiculously snap-happy, so I give to you, gratuitous photos of butterflies and flowers!


These are about 5" across.  Beautiful!

Gorgeous colours and patterns everywhere
Flowers for butterfly snacking
Rub it in why don'chya.
Noooo problem
Ephraim took this one.  I haven't seen many Monarchs in Ontario this year, sad!
Isn't it cool how some of the cocoons look like dry leaves when they're empty / great plant names in the botanical gardens
We went to check out the rose garden in the botanical gardens, but it's been too harsh a summer for most flowers.
Most of the flowers were dead in the botanical gardens, but there was still some action going on.
The beautiful view on the Niagara Parkway


  1. What a fun day! I've visited a few butterfly conservatories before and they always make me smile. The butterflies in these photos are so lovely!

    1. It really was a blast! It's pretty easy to overlook how incredibly majestic butterflies are until they are flapping about all around you! Most of the ones at the conservatory in Niagara are much larger than the ones you'll find out in the wild around these parts, too!
      Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm a daily reader of yours. I'll stop gushing now :)

  2. Oh you make me want to go to the Butterfly Conservatory SO BAD! My husband and I had our very first date there when we were in high school. It's such a sweet place. Beautiful photos!

    1. That is such a sweet story!!! It's such a beautiful place, it's so nice that it has such a special place in your heart!



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