Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"B" is for Butterfly House
BLUE MORPHO BUTTERFLY
The Butterfly House
Faust Park, St. Louis
Lunch is served!
Ed has been volunteering at The Butterfly House (click above) and decided to take her posse for a Saturday afternoon adventure. It's been a little rainy/gloomy/humid lately, causing her pictures to look as though they were taken in a steam bath. They actually were taken in a steam bath, but this bath belonged to butterflies!
Over 1,000 blue Morpho butterflies have been added to the collection this month. Their color, as evidenced above, is magnificent! Because there are so many of them, it was a little difficult to catch them while at rest. They don't rest. They are so excited to be here, they cannot control their erratic and mesmerizing dance. Here are a few more pics of this beautiful creature.
The House also has interactive exhibits like this! Ewwwwwwwwwww! Those suckers are huge!
(This is a post from about a year ago. I thought you might enjoy the beauty of this magnificent creature!) Thank you, Jenny Matlock, for hosting this always interesting weekly classroom assignment using letters of the alphabet as prompts for writing posts. Please stop by Jenny Matlock, Off On My Tangent, by clicking on the logo below and enjoy some very entertaining assignments from others!