Butterflies, beauty and creepy crawlies

January 26, 2017

If you visited Niagara in recent years, there is a pretty good chance that you made your way to the Butterfly Conservatory. The gorgeous little piece of tropical paradise set within the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School or Horticulture. It is a place that our family loved and visited often. We had the opportunity to visit the Penang equivalent this past month, the Entopia Butterfly Farm. Entopia is an actual farm that raises butterflies that are exported around the world. As you can see in this photo, the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory is one of the locations where they export butterflies to.IMG_20170113_181441957

Like our Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara, Entopia has created a beautiful, indooor tropical micro-climate complete with waterfalls and thousands of lush plantings for the butterflies to live in. IMG_20170113_164503721

Entopia goes well beyond just butterflies though, and includes displays on fish, birds, reptiles and insects as well. We even got to see the familiar snapping turtle during our visit.IMG_20170113_164447628

While the tropical butterfly (and other creature) space was beautiful and amazing, what really impressed me about Entopia was the indoor learning spaces.IMG_20170113_174645978

Everyone engaged in learning more about butterflies and insects through a variety of activities.IMG_20170113_173916315

There was even a bug town in Entopia.IMG_20170113_182013970

And yes… foosball… on the back of a giant beetle…IMG_20170113_182139304

And of course… a mayor.IMG_20170113_183444435

Overall, we enjoyed our learning excursion to Entopia and were impressed with the care and attention that had been put into the facilities and the interactive learning experiences. Artie looked at me at one point while we were there and said “I could stay here for days!”IMG_20170113_164803330

Kay Green

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Kay Green

Professionally, I am an e-learning instructional designer who breaks down the barriers of space and time in learning. Personally, I'm the Mom in the Little-Green Family, and co-planner in our adventures.

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