Butterfly Pavilion. What a magical place it is! Colorful, fluttery winged creatures have the perfect home, which is very, very, VERY humid. If you go for a visit, wear something that feels good sticking to your body.
Part of our weekend jaunt about Colorado last weekend included the
Amazingly diverse in type and color, some of the butterflies almost seemed to pose for their close-ups. Others never stood still long enough to get a decent shot.
I loved the ones with touches of red the most. And the flowers! Oh my goodness!
This pink spidery number was a tree blossom. I have no idea what it is — and didn’t take a shot of the label either
There were orchids galore.
I do urge you to visit if you’re ever in the Denver area. It’s just a short detour off the Boulder Turnpike/Highway 36.
Depending on your fascination with the creatures, it shouldn’t cut into your schedule more than an hour or two. Children, especially, seem to enjoy it. Along with the butterflies in the atrium, there are a few small displays.
Insects — roaches, (yuck!) bees, ants. You or your child can even hold Rosie — a friendly, furry tarantula. I did NOT hold Rosie. Nope, nope and NOPE. There’s also a seaside display with living starfish and sea cucumbers you can touch and feel.
It really is a neat place, totally nonprofit, run by volunteers. So be a sweetheart and visit the gift shop for a souvenir — a t shirt bragging that you held Rosie, perhaps?