|The building is as colorful as the creatures inside|
|The gallery filled with all stages of butterfly life|
|"Watch your step" they said. "The butterflies like to land on the warm pavement." They weren't kidding.|
It was a delightful experience to watch them fly around, land on flowers, plants, fruit and people. I never imagined some of the colors! Everyone, from the young kids to the ‘oldsters’ showed obvious delight when chosen to be a rest stop for a butterfly or two. Some people were unaware one had landed atop their head or on their back and others stood with a hand or an arm outstretched, hoping to entice one of the lovely creatures to land. With a little patience, they were usually rewarded.
|I'm not sure he was aware how many he had attracted. Hmmm - was it his aftershave?|
|A bowl of melon - I am going to put one in my garden. As you can see, the butterflies love it!|
I could have spent even more time there than I already had, but the Cubs spring training center was only a few minutes away, and then I had a car auction to get to. Otherwise, I probably would have gotten pictures of all 2500 butterflies.
|This one looked like a Dreamsicle|
An added note – there was construction going on right next door for a soon-to-be-open aquarium. OdySea Aquarium is a two story experience scheduled to open this summer (2016) and will be the largest aquarium in the Southwest.
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