Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Every year the Botanical Gardens has a butterfly exhibit: Butterflies Go Free. What a treat when the outdoor scene is devoid of bright colours and when the wind makes walking outside bitter. I enjoyed my brief stop in the tropics - even if it was artificial.
The butterflies fluttered by. Landing on their spindly legs they enjoyed the warmth.
Some rested with their lacy wings outstretched, while others closed their wings and hid their brilliant colours.
The Monarch is common in Quebec in summer. Their astonishing migration is a concern for all as their winter area has been threatened by logging. I would hate to think that the yearly exhibit will become the only place to see them.
More butterflies to come.