nature on display
The Blue Morpho butterfly is my favorite
The Butterfly Exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History was one of my favorite aspects of the museum itself. The exhibit itself is outside, and when I entered the Butterfly Garden I felt as though I was transported to another place. The various plants and animals (including the butterflies) were what I feel a true animal exhibit should be, observing animals in their habitat with care and consideration. I loved how we were immersed in the butterfly habitat by being surrounded with beautiful scenery, and that we were in their home, not vice versa. I learned that the natural world has beauty and can bring joy. Anyone could have read about butterflies in a textbook, but this exhibit allows people to actually appreciate the existence of a butterfly, and observe how they behave and how they move. I could have easily spent hours watching of all the diverse species of butterflies just existing, just living. I was captivated by how each species of butterfly floated and flew differently throughout the air, and it made me appreciate the beauty of nature, even in the most minuscule of animals.