Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category
March 25- 27, 2011 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, East Avenue, Kitchener. For more information check this website.
Wings of Paradise held their 14th annual Monarch Days weekend on September 11 and 12 this year. Visitors released tagged Monarchs outdoors and indoor displays provided information about the long migration of this butterfly.
James commented yesterday that his wife is the horticulturist responsible for the garden I admired in the previous post. I recognized most of the plants but didn’t know the name of the flower pictured below. I would like to try it in my garden next year.
“Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory opened January 26, 2001 and is a privately owned Canadian Corporation. Wings of Paradise is situated on a 117 acre site which includes the environmentally sensitive Kossuth Bog. The 25,000 square foot facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring 1000’s of free flying butterflies from around the world, over 75 different varieties of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, tropical finches, chinese painted quail and red-eared slider turtles.” (from their website)
We visited the conservatory for the first time this past weekend but I almost didn’t make it in the front door. The beautiful butterfly garden in front of the building attracted a variety of interesting birds and butterflies.