Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Birthday Trip to Butterfly Wonderland

When I gave Denis annual passes to both the OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland, we had to head over there immediately so he could begin enjoying his gift. The following are photos taken at Butterfly Wonderland. I hope you enjoy your visit!

A brand-new African Moon Moth drying out in the nursery.

An added bonus of butterfly conservatories is that you get to see beautiful flowers, too.

I call this one the Marvel Comic butterfly. Look at it closely. Is it a superhero or a masked villain?

Say cheese!


More pretty flowers

This little girl spent the entire time chasing after butterflies in a vain attempt to have one land on her. Meanwhile, they were landing on me constantly. Don't chase them, honey. Let them come to you!

I think this one could glow in the dark.

I think I'm being watched...

Any butterfly that has blue on it is a fan favorite here.

Another one the fans were chasing.

The Common Morphos has brilliant blue wings that you only see when they're in flight. They are gorgeous, but when they're at rest, this is normally what you see. Boring!

Once in a while, you might get a glimpse. (This one's slip is showing.) And it has blue eyes, too!

Here I am, working my fingers to the bone in an attempt to photograph the blue side of those wings, and this Common Morphos adds insult to injury by spending TWO MINUTES on my cup holder! Have you ever heard a butterfly laugh?

This little guy wanted to hitch a ride to the outside world. It just couldn't make up its mind. Denis's hat, or...

My hair? (Yes, that's my real, unadulterated hair. I started turning gray when I was sixteen. And here I am, not even eligible for my OAP.)

There you have it, another trip to Butterfly Wonderland-- and it won't be our last. Hope you enjoyed it, I know we did!


  1. Oh, such wonderful photographs, Cathy! It must be a lovely place. I'm so glad you got the chance to go, and thanks for sharing your visit. You're fortunate to have some terrific places to visit that are within striking distance of you.

  2. Such beautiful photos! I love the 'Marvel' butterfly!

    1. First time I've seen a butterfly that looked as though it was wearing spandex....

  3. So beautiful. I've never seen butterflies like those.

    Thanks for posting.

    1. You're welcome, Kathy. I'm glad you enjoy them.


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