Our recent visit to the Natural Bridge included some other interesting sights, indoors and outdoors. A new exhibit there is billed as "Virginia's largest indoor, live butterfly garden." And, while we're not exactly sure of complete veracity of that statement, the exhibit was interesting. The exhibit advertising also claimed that there are "hundreds of these amazing creatures" in flight among tropical plants and trees. While, there were certainly a lot of them fluttering by, it didn't seem like many hundreds to us. But then we were not counting.
Unfortunately, there was no printed guide available to identify the ones we saw. The young lady who was minding the exhibit confessed to not knowing the what was featured there. That's probably just as well because I would not have been able to remember the names anyway.
The butterflies were flying around the exhibit and visitors had to be careful where they walked lest one end up under a shoe.
On our walk to and from the Natural Bridge, we saw several varieties of wildflowers. These are just a few of the ones still in bloom.
My apologies to fellow bloggers at not catching up with your posts this week. As Grenville mentioned earlier, I am in NJ visiting my mom; unfortunately, there is no internet available in her neighborhood. My wi-fi access is available by trips to a nearby Panera or library where my time is limited, which makes it difficult to post and read blogs. I will resume blog reading and commenting (and doing a lot of catching up) when I return home this coming Sunday.