Sunday, November 28, 2010


Last weekend in Washington D.C. featured a trip to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.  Two of my colleagues raved about their walk through the butterfly exhibit on the second floor and so JT and I decided to give it a try.

The display featured more than 24 butterfly breeds, all doing their butterfly thing in a double air-locked butterfly wonderland.
The butterflies were everywhere, flying about and enjoying their day.  It was truly awesome to stand there and watch these beautiful creatures.  From cocoons to adult, they were in various stages of butterfly life.  That's a remarkably short life, by the way, which made them all the more astounding.

Some opted to get up-close with the astonished humans.
Still more relaxed and enjoyed the day.  We're still talking about the extraordinary butterflies that we saw; it was time most well spent. 

1 comment:

Nichole said...

The zoo in Omaha recently built a butterfly exhibit like this. It's so cool, but I'm kinda freaked out by all the signs that say stuff like "removing a butterfly from this display is a federal offense..." Where are these butterfly thieves??