Sep 24th, 2008
One of our county parks is a 300-acre working farm that’s been in agricultural use for three centuries. In addition to barns, pastures, and lots of farm animals, it also has a butterfly house that’s open only during the summer. It’s sort of a yurt-shaped building consisting of wood-framed panels covered in mesh screen. Inside are a small koi pond and lots of flowers—and lots of butterflies.
The butterfly house recently closed for the season, and Jan, Sylvia, and I visited it on the day they were tagging monarchs before sending them on their 3000-mile migration to Mexico. (Sylvia got to tag and release a butterfly, which was very exciting for her.) We got to walk around inside the structure, and although I don’t have a macro lens I did manage to take a few photos that turned out all right.
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