Here are some more photos of our recent trip to Butterfly Gardens. Most of the photos I took here were from a seated position on one of the benches located around the center pool in the gardens.
These butterflies had a brilliant blue colour on the top of their wings which you could not see when they were resting. Silly little things kept their wings tightly closed. I love the pattern though in the wings, it really helps to camouflage them against the foliage. Some I went right past and didn't see them until I turned around and looked again.
Looks like eyes on the wings, I think!
I thought this butterfly perched on a sprig of red flowers was gorgeous.
They had little bird bowls at different intervals that contained pieces of fresh fruit.
This is the Atlas Moth, the largest moth in the world. There was a small tree which had caterpillars of the Atlas moth, but I couldn't get to it with my crutches.
I think this little butterfly reminds me of Halloween with its brilliant orange and black colours. It was quite small as well.
Sometimes you are lucky to find a little oasis in the middle of your town, that even if you aren't able to go to visit someplace warm and tropical, it can transport you there for a few hours that you spend there.
Lush plants, flowers and foliage, humid and misty, beautiful butterflies, birds, fish and wildlife, all at your back door so to speak!
We liked it so much that when leaving we bought a season's pass so we can go visit again. I am going to wait until I get rid of my leg cast and crutches and can wander these boardwalk paths at my own leisure.
Check out the post previous to this one on the blog for more photos and make sure to come back as I have lots of Bird photos to post next!