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Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory (Niagara Falls)

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A walk on the exotic side

We were told that over 40 butterfly species live freely at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls. We could not tell most of them apart but I saw at close range all sorts of exotic kinds including blue, black, red, yellow and orange ones. We observed the butterflies' cocoon in each phase of development, suspended from the shelving behind a large window. My little jumping bean miraculously stopped moving for a few minutes, hoping the butterflies would mistake him for a flower. Didn't work, but the lady in front of us had a wonderful 10-cm wide specimen on her hat. You can end the outing with a visit to the adjacent outdoor gardens.

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