On Tuesday we went to the butterfly center at the Museum of Natural Science. I had been avoiding taking the girls there because I was worried the "rainforest" type atmosphere would be too much for this pregnant momma. However, when our playgroup arranged a visit to the butterfly center, I decided it wouldn't be too bad...and it wasn't. It was actually much worse outside than it was in the center with all of the butterflies.
Mackenzie was pretty excited to see the butterflies and really wanted one to land on her hand. I told her she could stand really still with her arm out and maybe a butterfly would come to her, but she never had enough patience. Plus, when one almost landed on her foot, she practically kicked away because it surprised her! She also batted a couple away that flew in her face, but then again, who wants things to fly in their face, even if it is a butterfly?! ;)
It was very lush and beautiful inside...
This poor butterfly was one of the first ones we saw and it's wings were torn, but it still seemed ok. I'm assuming this is one of the reasons they tell you not to chase the butterflies.