Thursday, September 01, 2011

Butterfly Festival

Jerzie and I went to the local Audubon Butterfly Festival last weekend. The first thing we saw when we entered the butterfly room was flowers everywhere! Huge vases of all the blooms that monarchs feed on.
There were butterflies everywhere! Volunteers were catching them in nets to be tagged, tagging them, showing how to hold them or just walking around giving a closeup view to anyone who wanted to see. Jerzie loved watching everything going on but was not interested in holding one.

There are 2 tagged butterflies on this bouquet.

How many butterflies do you see in this picture?
There are 5 but one is really hidden below the cone flower on the right.

There were several crafts for the kids. After putting together a butterfly puzzle and a huge floor bug puzzle, Jerzie decided to make a caterpillar from a paper chain.

Of course, Jerzie had to put on a puppet show before we left, one of her favorite things to do there.

We had a great time and I hope to take both girls next year!


Zoey said...

what a unique adventure!

It sounds like a great time with your grandaughter.

Beth said...

Jean, I LOVE your header photo, and was wondering how you captured the I know, the Monarch actually was inside, in a butterfly house. Fun!
Hugs, Beth

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a fun day you had! I only saw 3 monarchs on that one photo, but maybe I saw a 4th one on the right.

There was a monarch on the flowers being made into bouquets at our farmers' market Saturday. It was fun to watch it.