Friday, February 20, 2009

Butterflies in Winter


From the noisy quacking of ducks, we move to the whispered flutter of butterfly wings. A lush and green world awaits us, even in the so-called “dead” of winter, in Deerfield, Massachusetts at Magic Wings.

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens, opened in October of 2000, an 18,400-square foot facility filled with butterflies, moths, and tropical vegetation. The sound of the waterfall and hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely through the air, landing whenever and on whomever they choose, is a wondrous and most serene adventure. Exhibits also include tropical birds, reptiles and amphibians, and a few exotic insects. The quiet, along with the sight of the colorful, free-flying butterflies, is soul restoring.

For more information, have a look at this website.

And for some terrific photos, see Tony Mateus’ post on Magic Wings in his excellent “In the Valley” blog here.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love Magic Wings! It's a magical place. :)

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Elizabeth. You're right, it's lovely.