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Saturday, April 2, 2011

"B" - Butterfly Conservatory in Key West

Beware of hitchhikers
As the Passenger to Paradise, I travel whenever possible to gather ideas for my books. One of my favorite trips was one last summer to the Butterfly Conservatory in Key West, Florida.

I know there are lots of butterfly conservatories around. On many occasions I've passed signs for one in St. Martin, but this is the first one I've actually visited.

Not only did I get some wonderful photo ops  for the beautiful and colorful butterflies, but the conservatory was filled with exotic birds and amazing tropical flora as well. Near the end of the day, most of the visitors left, and I enjoyed the opportunity to sit on a butterfly metal bench and meditate with the sounds of falling water in spectacular tropical surroundings.

So my travel "B" is for the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. Wonder what "C" will be?


Michael Di Gesu said...

I love butterflies and conservatories. How surprising that I put them both in my first novel.

What a lovely thought to be in Key West, among the butterflies ... a memory worth treasuring,

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Michael. I didn't intend for my Sat. post to come up this soon. When it did, I didn't know how to put it back without deleting everything. Oh well!

Unknown said...

My family and I love going to the butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo. I'm sure it's nothing like your conservatory, but it is awe-inspiring.

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Key West and butterflies? Heaven. On my last trip to Florida, I planned to travel down to the keys but didn't have time :( Maybe next time.

Talli Roland said...

This sounds absolutely glorious. What a great post for B.

baygirl32 said...

butterfly consercatories are great. I just worry about poeple touching the little lovelies

stopping by for the A to Z

Patricia Stoltey said...

I have been wanting to do a butterfly house for years and keep putting it off. Must add that to my Must Do list.