Butterflies & Red Rocks

Butterflies

Today my parents and I went to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. They have 3 main exhibits: the Crawl-A-See-Em, Water’s Edge and the Conservatory. The Crawl-A-See-Em has invertebrates from around the world; we didn’t go in here since there were a lot of children looking at the exhibits. The Water’s Edge features two “touch tanks” with animals from the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Did you know we no longer have Starfish? They are now called Sea Stars! The Conservatory has over 1,200 free flying butterflies and many different flowering tropical plants. It was fun to see how many different butterflies we could see. I didn’t realize how colorful some butterflies are on the top or bottom of their wing and how plain they are on the other side!

Butterfly

After some lunch, we went down near Morrison to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It was really the perfect day to go – warm, sunny and not a cloud in the sky. We had a great view of Denver; unfortunately, the smog ruined it :( It’s hard to imagine what Red Rocks looked like in the early 1900’s when someone first envisioned artists performing there.

Red Rocks

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