Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Butterfly Conservatory: Niagara Falls, Ontario - Photos

On October 4, 2023, I visited the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The glass-enclosed conservatory was built in 1996.  It includes laboratories and specialized greenhouses for raising butterflies and growing plants.

This was my second visit to the conservatory and I enjoyed it immensely.  There is always more to learn about this fascinating insect. They are so colourful and graceful as they flutter their wings.

 I found the staff at the conservatory to be very helpful and friendly.  If you are in the area, I highly recommend that you spend some time in the conservatory.  It is located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, just 6.7 kilometres (4.2 miles) from the Falls.  Over 2,000 tropical butterflies float around the rainforest ambience.  You can take your own walking tour of the conservatory, but you will need over an hour to experience everything properly.  You start with a short, informative video presentation.  Then you can walk through winding  paths of lush vegetation and waterfalls.

Below is a photo of a feeding tray where butterflies gather.  Look closely and you will notice that these butterflies have a large eye design design on their wings.  This is for their defence against predators, so that  attackers will think they are dangerous.


- Joanne

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