I always thought flutter-by was a better name than butterfly for these beautiful fluttering insects. Yesterday we went to the Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri. As soon as we walked in, a large butterfly landed on DH’s shoulder.

butterfly house

The Butterfly House is in a large atrium, with butterflies everywhere!

butterfly house

not an easy picture to get

At the far end of the atrium was a lovely little resting spot, overlooking the lake just outside the glass.

resting spot

The house rule is “No touching the butterflies.” The butterflies operate under no such rule, though. They are free to touch you if they want to.

you can't touch them, but they can touch you

The nursery is fascinating. You can watch the butterflies emerging from the cocoons.


Look how big!

it's a big-un

Besides the atrium, there were many displays to enjoy.

through a wall of glass

There were other insects to explore, including these millipedes.


DS#2 and DDIL joined us for the day.

she took our picture, didn't she?

DD particularly enjoyed the caterpillar sculpture outside the atrium.

hungry caterpillar

wanna ride?

After the Butterfly House, we stopped by the Container Store…at least DDIL and I did. DD and the guys went to Circuit City. 🙂 I had never been to the Container Store before. What fun! Then we made the required trip to the book store. Can’t go to the “city” without a stop at a bookstore. A fun day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Enjoy! ~~Rhonda

One Comment

  1. Posted May 12, 2008 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful adventure. I wish I could take my girls.

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