I love butterflies; I always have. There's just something so sweet and innocent about them, as they flutter about their day visiting bright flowers and helping pollinate plants. They come in all shapes and colors, some with muted tones of browns and creams, others with bright jewel tones of oranges, reds, blues, yellows...how can anyone see a butterfly and not smile?
So, when I got an e-mail from the Toledo Zoo about a temporary exhibit of butterflies in the middle of winter, I resolved to head up and check it out!
The exhibit was set up in a portable tent in the middle of one of the exhibit buildings. It was full of leafy plants and little brightly-painted pots with nectar inside to attract the butterflies, and was nice and warm and breezy. We were told upon entering to watch for butterflies landing on the floor, and to have fun!
|Photo courtesy of the hubs!|
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