Despite all these years living in Cincinnati, this was the first time I'd ever been to a Butterfly Show...I'll definitely be coming back again! More than gorgeous flowers and the winged beauties; this exhibit allows everyone to act youthful again as guests chase after and try to catch the butterflies. It's carefree entertainment at its finest.
I quickly learned that if you wear bright colored clothing, it increases your odds of a butterfly landing on you. I hit the jackpot, as this little friend clung onto me throughout the night.
|The boyfriend, the babe, and the butterfly.|
|An attempt to release the butterfly from my skirt led to an attaching to Paul.|
|...then one landed in my flower.|
With creatures bright and bold, hundreds of butterflies soar through the main greenhouse of Krohn. Each doorway is transformed into a "decontamination room" where staff checks to see if any landed on you before entering an adjoining exhibit.
This terrifying, gigantic Atlas Moth is also on exhibit, thankfully, in a cage. With a wingspan of nearly 12 inches, the insect has also adapted its wings to resemble snake heads as a defense tactic. Scared yet? Don't be. The Atlas Moth has no mouth and doesn't even eat for the 2-week duration of its adult life. Instead, it feeds off of fat it built up as a caterpillar. Seems kind of cute now, right?
Free-spirited fun for ages 1 to 91, Butterflies of Morocco runs through June 30 at Krohn Conservatory, and is open daily from 10:00AM - 5:00PM. Cost: $7.00 adults, $4.00 children