Friday, June 17, 2011

The Butterfly Conservatory

I went to visit the Butterfly Conservatory on the Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario. It is is located 10 minutes north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & School of Horticulture. It was a magical experience. To get some idea of the effect please take a look at this video and the pictures below.
Standing in the conservatory which, is a greenhouse with a beautiful water falls, I was aw-struck 
by several thousand butterflies fluttering around me in every direction, and I wasn't the only one, squeals of delight echoed through the conservatory as children and adults alike marveled at the beauty and grace of each butterfly that landed in front of them or sometimes, on them.  At about $13.00 per person it was good value. The butterfly conservatory is an affordable family attraction.
In addition to the butterfly conservatory, there are beautiful gardens to enjoy - no cost. Parking is
also free so you can come with the whole family and spend a day outside in the gardens for free. But I strongly recommend going through the butterfly conservatory.

See for yourself - I took some pictures below.

They also had chrysalis to see at different stages of

Everyone was having fun!

Afterwards I wandered through the lovely gardens maintained by Niagara Parks and the School of
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