My trip last week to Brookside Gardens included a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory.
Here's our bus off loading.
Our first garden sighting.
Then on to the butterflies.
Immediately upon entering one landed on my sleeve.
Scattered throughout were these trays of rotting bananas.
The two butterflies above had interesting "eyes" on their wings - a deterrent for predators. Inside the wings were blue. I chased these around to try to get the inside shot. Then gave up for a time and enjoyed the other varieties.
Friend Sue had one land on her hat.
Back to chasing the elusive butterfly that wouldn't show the inside of its wings. Below you get a hint of the blue.
But I was patient and it opened to show me.
Worth the wait.
Such fascinating delicate creatures.