Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Butterfly Farm

A perfect day for a spring trip to a butterfly farm! The weather was gorgeous! This trip was in the beginning of April.

This young lady gave a wonderful presentation about butterflies. It was kid friendly and yet we all learned things we didn't know before. Tigger looks less than thrilled but he did have a good time!. LOL

Here he is again with a smile. Once we went into the butterfly pavillion (I'll call it that-I can't remember what they called it.) all the kids were given a piece of cotton soaked with sugar water. that way the butterflies would be interested and land onto their hands for a nice long drink. As you can see, the main attraction was the monarch.

Pooh raised his hand and volunteered for this demonstration. He did a really great job even though he got a little embarrassed by the time it was all over with. See the ears on the knees-that's where the butterflies hear. The taste buds are on the feet. The noses are on top of the head. It's all topsy-turvy from what we are! That was cool to learn.
In another post, I'll provide some photos of the butterflies we purchased and raised from this farm. It was exciting!!!

4 comments:

The Glasers said...

Oh how fun!!!!!

Sparklee said...

What a neat way to demonstrate butterfly anatomy! And it's so cool that you got to feed them, too!

Sparklee said...

Hi again--just wanted to let you know that I'm nominating you for two blog awards!

Here is the link:

http://karmamatopoeia.blogspot.com/2010/08/pour-moi.html

Primal said...

Wow..thanks for sharing!