Sunday, February 7, 2010




I spent the day up at Magic Wings in Deerfield Massachusetts. It's a breath of summer in the midst of winter, an uplifting cheerful place filled with butterflies, plants and flowers. It's a place you never tire of going to. Using the butterfly identification card ($1), my 9-year old niece Abigail helped me to identify the butterflies I took photographs of. The first photograph is of Rice Paper butterflies. According to the employee I spoke with, there are some chemicals in soaps and lotion that butterflies are attracted to and this guy must have had that chemical on his skin. Both his hands were covered with butterflies. The middle photograph is an Indian Leaf butterfly that landed on me without me even knowing it (sneaky little devil). The bottom photograph is of a Glass Wing butterfly, named for it's clear wings.

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  1. I wish we had a Magic Wings here in MN! Such a nice, warm place with tropical plants and butterflies would be such a nice break from our winters! I love those camouflage butterflies like the Indian Leaf - that's just too cool!

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  2. There may be other places like it somewhere near you. A google search on butterfly conservatory might be worth a try. I enjoyed the atmosphere so much I was there for about FIVE hours. Flower shows and greenhouses are great cheery winter spots too. If not for the photograph of the Indian Leaf butterfly, I would not have seen one. They are camouflaged very well. I'll be posting more photographs soon, but I really hate to post when there is a photograph I don't want to disappear (the hibiscus).

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  3. The only butterfly conservatory in the midwest appears to be on Mackinac Island.
    http://www.wingsofmackinac.com/

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