The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory brings a whole new meaning to “Blue Christmas” with a new holiday exhibit running from November 30 to January 5, 2014.
The exhibit will showcase over 500 beautiful iridescent Blue Morpho butterflies as part of the present exhibit of over 2,000 free-flying butterflies featuring more than 40 different species who call this tropical rainforest setting their home.
From the Niagara Parks blog:
Tiny creatures from a magical world have found a safe haven at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory! The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce a new exhibit entitled The Enchanted Rainforest, which will run from November 3 to January 6.
This holiday exhibit is intended to captivate the imagination of everyone who enters, with a message of hope and the joy of giving. Upon entering the conservatory, over 300 butterflies appear to be flying from the main lobby, enticing visitors to explore the Enchanted Rainforest. There they will find a unique society of magical beings with butterfly wings, who now call the conservatory their home.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The metamorphosis at the Butterfly Conservatory is almost complete.
The large windows of the Niagara Parks attraction have been washed and the massive netting that keeps the colourful winged inhabitants away from the misting and air-handling units has been replaced.
The verdant habitat of tropical greens has been pruned, rearranged and reestablished.
All that’s missing from the humid rainforest environment are the butterflies.
There was recently a CNN iReport (user generated reporting) about the Butterfly Conservatory (including pictures):
The Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario features over 2000 colorful, tropical butterflies (and moths) that fly freely among the lush and exotic blossoms and greenery.