A trip to the Butterfly House

The Butterfly House is a “butterfly zoo” operated by the Missouri Botanical Garden in far West County. Its mission is to “increase awareness of the natural habitat in which butterflies thrive.” It is full of butterflies and orchids and other exotic flora, not to mention people looking at all this.

March is Blue Morpho month at the Butterfly House, and if you like BIG blue butterflies, the Butterfly House is the place to be. Truth be told, I am not that into butterflies, but last Saturday, my best Grace girlfriends took another birthday field trip–this time to the Butterfly House. Here’s what we saw:

And the best for last (our birthday girl):

One last word: “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne