I know it’s spring break in Michigan when my family makes their annual visit to the Fredrerik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. It’s a favorite annual trip, and I LOVE that my boys still get excited about going each year to see the butterflies.
Of course they have to get prepared by checking out the brochure so they know which ones are their favorites and for which one’s they’ll be searching.
The blue Morpho is a favorite, of course.
It’s also the hardest to capture. I got a quick shot of one at rest and that blue flash is one flying by.
There are so many varieties . . . and all so beautiful.
The gardens do a fabulous job of introducing the entire life cycle from egg to caterpillar . . .
|I see a caterpillar!
|So many varieties of chrysalis hatching . . .
to finally butterfly
If you are VERY VERY still, sometimes they land on you. My boys hope and pray for this every year but, alas, it hasn’t happened yet. But they still try. And after the butterflies, of course, we spend another couple of hours in the children’s garden. There is a sound garden, water activity, shrub maze, a huge sand area, a butterfly educational center and the ultimate tree house/fort ever.
and frog (yes we saw little tree frogs too) talk