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NIAGARA PARKS
BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY

BY BRUCE ZIMMERMAN

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a 11,000 sq. ft. climate controlled conservatory for the sole purpose of providing the 

Nice Long Wing
perfect environment for these winged jewels. You are surrounded by a wide variety of tropical plants which help supply the butterflies with    Entrance To The Butterfly House
nectar, mating areas and places to bask in the sunshine. As you wander through the paths you are surrounded by 50 different varieties of  Heliconia
butterflies in the thousands. You can also look at one of the incubation chambers with its chrysalis and emerging moths and butterflies.

Look at the size of the Moth

Here are some of the butterflies I saw on a recent trip to the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory:
Not A Cabbage Butterfly
Ricepaper butterfly That's not a decoration in her hair
Moth sleeping on a rock Cute Little Guy
Absolutely Beautiful Butterfly Yes some butterflies eat fruit

Viewing Tips:
Silence is golden and the  butterflies prefer it.
Best time is early morning
Best weather is a sunny day.
Wear red or yellow and the butterflies are more likely to land on you.
The blue butterflies will like your blue jeans if they are not to clean.
Use high speed film as the butterflies do not 

pose (see what I mean)
After your tour of the
 Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory take some time to tour the butterfly gardens around the conservatory and make note of the plants that attract butterflies.  Add these plants to your garden so that you can attract our native butterflies.    

Just Outside The Entrance To The Butterfly Conservatory
The Butterfly Conservatory  opens everyday at 9am.  It is closed on Christmas Day.
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