Welcome to the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
There are over 2000 free flying butterflies representing species from both the New and Old World Tropical Rainforests.
The butterflies are raised on farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Australia and travel thousands of miles as pupae packed in layers of cotton.
There are holes in the window for the butterflies to escape into the tropical indoor rainforest with lush green trees.
I am not sure of this butterflies’ name.
This is Idea leuconoe or Rice Paper from South East Asia
Morpho peleides Blue Morpho Mexico and Northern South America
Me on the hunt. I could not get a clear image because of the way they fly. They are very jittery. Not much gliding.
My captive audience, I am waiting for them to take flight.
There are many more to come so stop in again for GBBD on Saturday and see a few more. My monthly magazine for GBBD is in its fourth edition, has many images and it is free! Keep a look out, I may be doing one this year called What’s Happening in Niagara, which will include my trips and garden walks. It will replace Tag Along Thursday. They are fun to make and easier than a post like today.