Nature on Display: I chose a section of the butterfly exhibit to demonstrate an effective use of nature on display. This section of the walkway provides a very fluid, open connection with nature. I chose this section in particular to highlight how the construction of the boardwalk railing contributes to the effective display of nature with minimal disruption. While the boardwalk itself is man made, it is made in such a way that it appears very organic, making it even serve as part of the exhibit, rather than just a barrier keeping the guests from disrupting the nature. The majority of the boardwalk itself is wood, contributing to its organic nature. However, the railing in the photo itself is made of metal, with the exception of the posts on either side. Despite the fact that metal would usually not appear in such an environment, its design allows a smooth incorporation into the displayed natural aspects. For instance, it is able to be seen through with minimal visual disruption, allowing guests to witness the nature that would otherwise be blocked by a solid wall. Another aspect that allows it to blend in is the organic shape. Rather than having unnatural, straight supports, they are carefully designed using soft, natural-looking lines to form images of butterflies, while still serving their intended purpose. The last characteristic I noticed was the color of the metal. Rather than using shiny, silver metals that would stick out, the rails are a dark rust color, furthering the natural look of the boardwalk. All of these aspects of the railing come together help effectively put nature on display without significant disturbance.