Friday, March 9, 2012

Field Trip: Fort Worth Botanical Garden's Butterfly Exhibit

Last Sunday we had the opportunity to go to the Fort Worth Botanical Garden's "Butteries in the Garden".  They release tropical butterflies from around the world in the conservatory.  It was really steamy and hot inside, and unseasonably warm weather outside the conservatory didn't help. We saw tons of butterflies.







The conservatory is actually 10,000 square feet and is sort of a messy jungle of some really interesting plants including kumquats, coffee and other tropicals.  The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) was blooming...one of the only plants with flowers this color.

Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys)


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