The butterfly garden was a great way for me to feel apart of the "biotic community" as Leopold would put it. As I was surrounded by the vibrant green of the plants, and butterflies of each color of the rainbow I felt such an appreciation for the world around me. I felt so calm and at peace watching the butterflies flutter around and drink from the flowers. I astonished at how beautiful such little creatures can be and it made me want to protect the bushes and habitats that they thrive in. Not only did I love this portion of the museum but everyone around me had smiles on their faces and were pointing out all the different butterflies and birds that were camouflaging themselves in the leaves. This museum brought it's visitors up close and personal to nature, so close that they could practically touch it! After experiencing the beauty of the many exhibits, it makes me want to preserve such natural places around the world and to maybe create a butterfly garden of my own.