Sunday, July 27, 2014

Butterfly Rainforest


If you like butterflies, the Butterfly Rainforest, in Gainesville, Florida, is the place to go.  This 6400 square foot enclosure is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History.  It houses gorgeous tropical plants, birds, and over 1,000 butterflies.  There's also a butterfly hatchery, for those who are interested in seeing the life cycle of a butterfly.  Visitors walking through the rainforest will see waterfalls, ponds containing koi and turtles, and plenty of feeding stations for the birds and butterflies.

  
Admission is $10.50 for adults and $6.00 for children.  The rainforest is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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    1. Yes, it is. Plenty of space for butterflies!

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  2. I have been to a Butterfly sanctuary in tropical Queensland, Australia and it's much like this garden; a wonderful experience. I don't believe there is any enclosure of this kind in Great Britain sadly.
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    1. I bet your experience in Queensland was wonderful!

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  3. Wish I'd known about it last time I was in Gainesville.

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    1. Maybe if you return, you'll be able to see this.

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  4. that is a big location. I bet it's magical.

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    1. Anything with butterflies is magical.

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  5. Looks like a beautiful place to visit. If I'm ever down that way, I'll have to be sure and stop.

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  6. Hi Sherry,

    I like butterflies. That would be a perfect place for me to visit. Thanks for this.

    Gary :)

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    1. I hope someday you are able to see this place, along with many of the other beautiful gardens in Florida.

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