I went to the Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield Colorado to do some research for a story that I'm writing. This place was really cool. They have a few different exhibits. The first is a desert exhibit were Rosie the tarantula lives.
(No, I didn't pet Rosie, but I stood close to her and I was proud of myself for not freaking out! :)
The next is an ocean exhibit where you can pet starfish and horse shoe crabs. Their last exhibit is the Rainforest exhibit where you walk in, and you're surrounded by butterflies!
This is a Monarch Butterfly.
They had butterfly feeders, which contained rotten fruit, hanging in different trees for the butterflies to eat.
I found it again here, next to a Red Cracker from South America also.
While I finished writing, this Clipper butterfly landed on my shoe :)
The Common Morpho was the most difficult to photograph, so I took a video.
I learned a lot while visiting the Butterfly Pavilion, and I was able to snag some inspiration for my new story, and take some pretty pictures.
(On a side note, I wore a butterfly hair clip, and one of the workers thought I was taking a real butterfly home when I left. ^_^)