We recently we took a trip out to the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. What a great place to visit if you are in the area. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and two incredibly well behaved children, which made the trip out there even better. The grounds were just large enough that you could explore most of it in a day trip but after doing so, we did suffer from a little landscape envy which may cause us some problems later since we are about to landscape our own backyard. Everything was so well kept, colourful, and just plain pretty. There were a few wedding groups having their photos taken there and we even caught a glimpse of a stretched Hummer being driven by an Elvis impersonator, very odd.
The main attraction was of course the conservatory. My daughter who is a big fan of Tinkerbell, Fairies and anything else with
wings, was just in awe of all the butterflies fluttering about her. It was a contained climate (a very humid climate), had a waterfall and feeders everywhere. The butterflies would just land on you and you could tell which women used “fruity” shampoo as their hair would be covered in butterflies. We spent quite some time in there just watching the butterflies, taking photos and
trying to get a butterfly to land on our daughter (which did finally happen). The other great thing was that the conservatory was very accessible. We had our son in a stroller and we were not limited to where we could go.
Overall, we had a great time checking out the butterflies, the beautiful grounds and we finished the day with an ice cream cone. Actually, we ended the day with two barefoot children, covered in ice cream from head to toe, pockets full of rocks and tulip petals (whoops) and heavy eyelids! The ride back to our accommodations was a very peaceful one.
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