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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butterfly Garden - We Helped Release the Butterflies


Zebra Longwing

Zebra Longwing

Spicebush Swallowtail and Julie

Julia

Julia

These are just a few of the photos I took this morning at the Butterfly Garden at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  The garden is open daily from March 3 - May 13.  We had a very exciting thing happen while visiting the garden. 

I saw a friend of mine volunteering in the Butterfly Garden.  She suggested that we drop back by at 1:00 because there might be something exciting happening that the grranddaughters would enjoy.  Of course, we planned our visit so we were back at the Butterfly Garden at 1:00.  The girls got to help release day-old butterflies into the garden.  The butterflies were in envelopes.  This is the only time you are allowed to touch the butterflies.  Since some of the butterflies are cold and aren't ready to fly, you place them in your hand and wait for the them to warm up and fly away to one of the many colorful flowers in the garden.  What an exciting thing for the girls.

You can see the envelope in this photo.

I believe this is a Painted Lady

Zebra Longwing

Two small ones (Painted Lady) were in one envelope

Painted Lady


The weather was beautiful and we also walked on the Desert Wildflower trail at the Botanical Garden.  It was a fun way to spend a day during the girl's Spring Break.  Hope you enjoy the photos.  I will post more later.



4 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

What a fun day! I have never seen the zebra ones or Julia around here, but the others we do have. The girls are so cute!

Enjoy your kindle read. I haven't quite gone that tech yet on reading.

Oh yeah, the cats like your comments too. All but one is laughing. lol

PeggyR said...

The butterflies are gorgeous. We have been having great weather also.

T's Daily Treasures said...

That looks like so much fun and would be very exciting. I've been to a butterfly garden years ago but can't even remember where now or who I was with. :/ Have a great day. Tammy

Melinda Cornish said...

I love butterflies and birds...