The Butterfly Farm


We wanted to do something that didn’t involve sand.  So, of course, the butterfly farm was a perfect choice.  This is in Havensite, but it is a little off of the beaten path.  Because of multiple signs, we knew we were going in the right direction.




We had our yearly pass that was good for Coral World and for the butterfly farm.  This would be a low key afternoon.



Hey, Birdie!!


As soon as you step on the porch, you are surrounded by several exotic birds that they use to take pictures with the tourists.  Before I had time to read the sign that stated “Please No Pictures”, I had snapped this photo, which turns out to be illegal to do….oops!



Hey, Jonathan they like you.


You enter the net enclosure in the back of the location after hearing a few instructions like “Please be careful where you step because butterflies may be on the ground” and “Please make sure you don’t have any on you when you leave.”


That last statement rang so true with me.  Almost instantly, I was covered with four to five butterflies.  It was a very strange sensation.  I really wanted to have the same reaction I would with a huge spider on my leg, but I tried to tell myself that they were beautiful, gentle creatures.


NO, they like me!


I had to be constantly moving because if not, they would swarm me.  I had several others tourists taking pictures of my feet and legs.  Of course, it made for a good laugh for the family thinking of why they were so interested in me and not the rest of the onlookers.  I think it may have been my lotion!


Must be my lotion


It was calm, peaceful, and beautiful.  You could just stand there and watch them float along from one branch or flower or leg :) to the other.




Kicking myself for not bringing a sketch pad, we wandered along the dirt path glancing all around to see the butterflies and the gorgeous flowers.



What can I say?





As we walked and took in the vibrant colors, the delicate butterflies, and just the beautiful splendor, it made me think that God is an artist.  When you see such diverse vegetation or unique creatures, you can’t help being awed.


There were some butterflies that had different color patterns on their top and bottom to help them blend in with their surroundings from predators, whether they are being stalked from the sky above or from the ground below.


God is an artist.


I know we will definitely visit again, but until then, I think I can get some killer paintings out of these pictures!!


Don't get too comfy!



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