Brent, the boys and I drove to the little place called Buena Vista, which is located about 20 miles Southwest of Salem. We went there because we wanted to see the butterflies that fly around in a large building that has tropical plants inside at Wings of Wonder. The inside temperature is around 80 degrees and very humid. This is their second summer that they have been open to the public. Here are just a few of the many pictures I took while there (be sure to click on the picture to see the detail:
Since the lifespan of a butterfly is so short, here at Wings of Wonder they breed and raise their own butterflies. I was amazed at how government regulated breeding butterflies is. They have a very nice lab to do this in.
Most of the butterflies that they raise go to replace the ones in the big display room.