About two years ago The Chicago Botanic Garden implemented Butterflies & Blooms on its grounds.
From late May to Labor Day, the garden has a tent that houses numerous exotic butterflies for the publicâ€™s viewing pleasure.
It is a great way to get up close with these magical creatures.
Morphos were abundant this year, and their fluttering always makes me catch my breath.
They hardly open their wings when at rest, but in this enclosure, we were fortunate.
The leafy butterflies offer lessons on camouflage.
A Luna Moth drew gasps from many viewers.
Emerging butterflies can be viewed through a window.
So many jewels in the sky.
Pops of color everywhere.
It is a lovely respite from daily life.
The reactions when they alight on visitors are lovely.
Some provide lessons on the circle of life.
I love strolling and circling and waiting for them to settle.
Butterflies always give me a sense of awe and peace.
The tent is gone until next year, but you can still view butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.