NATURE ON DISPLAY
Like most kids, when I was younger I loved butterflies and flowers. I had different views on why butterflies and flowers had the relationship they did. At first, I thought butterflies lived in flowers, then i thought the flowers became butterfly. It was an eye opening day for me when I learned about pollination and the true relationship between a butterfly and a flower. From then, I realised that there is always more to learn about everything. Walking into FLMNH resurrected my past journeys and encounter with butterflies and flowers. I was super excited about the butterflies and just the idea of how many species excited left me in awe. There are different butterflies and there are different butterflies across different continents. the display of the butterflies from the wall frames to the walking out and experiencing the real butterflies. I could not help but trying to find out which butterfly is which and that made me more active and more involved with the environment. Overall, it was an amazing experience that has further ignited my love for butterflies while making me appreciate the beautiful nature that exist as a result of the butterflies.
NATURE AND ETHICS
I absolutely believed Leopold's assertions on our need to appreciate nature. I felt so great about my experiences at FLMNH, and the atmosphere was filled with other people's response as well. Almost everyone was enjoying themselves. It felt like walking through those two doors was a process of changing dimensions. Although, some people might feel like the setting was restrictive for the butterflies and other organisms because it is enclosed, I believe that we will not have nearly as great of an experience if FLMNH was not as it is. Seeing is one way of experiencing things and believing is another. Our beliefs sees beyond the physical and shapes our ideologies as well as our ethical dispositions. One of the major ethical challenges is whether or not the conservation and use of butterflies in an artificial settings away from their forest habitat is a worthy cause. Arguments can be made for both sides with reasons, so I believe it will be left to the experience of all individuals independently.