The butterfly room is something that I had not experienced for a pretty long time. As soon as I entered, the ethereal atmosphere of the screen-domed garden was almost palpable. Birds were cheerfully flying while butterflies peppered the sky and walls. Although it did not particularly smell like anything, I knew that what I was breathing was pure. This experience reinforced the staggering importance of safeguarding nature, because humans alone can not replicate its beauty, nor its sheer purity. A world without such a safe haven will hinder the human experience. I know this because everyone within this garden was completely enshrouded in this exact experience as well. No one was on their phones, no one was distant. I was able to observe groups of college students completely mesmerized by the garden, emitting an aura of placidity and welcome. I do not think this utter peace can survive without our intimate connection with nature. Nature is not human, but it is the child of the same planet that we call home. We can not lose that.