Frosty. Rainy. Cold morning. Until I got to the butterfly exhibit and then it was....hot, humid, and steamy. I don't know what both extremes will do to a body, but I'll find out tonight. Hopefully I won't get sick. On this gray and cloudy day, a moment of sunshine and color presented itself in the gardens! Today I went to volunteer at the gardens in the butterfly exhibit and it was a wonderful contrast to what was really going on outside. I love conservatories and greenhouses because you can grow things inside that you normally wouldn't be able to plant outside....for example, you'll see tillandsias(or air plants) all around the tropical garden. Here are pics and a vid from today's outings.
The Morphos Butterfly(wings closed)
Morphos with wings open.
The exhibit will be open until April 30th, 2011.
The Glass Wing Butterfly
The video contains several shots from the exhibit before visitors arrived plus you'll get to see how they move about the greenhouse.
The Atlas Moth
Tomorrow I'll show what we did to prepare for the super freeze that is happening tonight and throughout the weekend.