Field Trip Friday: The Butterfly Exhibit

Every couple of years our Botanical Garden puts on a Butterfly Exhibit. We almost missed out this year but at the last minute I grabbed a Groupon and off we went. The last time I had been Zoe was just a few years old.

The week leading up to the field trip we had been reading books on butterflies and added a few projects on butterflies to our school days. So the kiddos were excited to see a few butterflies that they had seen in their books.

 

The kids loved having their own Brochures for the butterflies. They referred to them constantly. zoe field guide

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Blue Morpho Butterflies were everywhere in the exhibit. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a good picture of them with their wings open. when their wings are closed they have what looks like a big eye on the outside of them.  We talked about how this “eye” deters predators.

Zack was very excited that one landed on him, he kept still for a long time until it flew away.

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fruitApparently the more rotten the better they like it

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orange butterfly

displayWe stood looking at the display case for a long time, they loved seeing the home land of the butterflies they had just seen in the exhibit.

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