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the eric update - day 1373: visiting 6,000 butterflies.

someone's a bit behind on uploading photos! ( hint: these days if you're paying attention to twitter maybe you could have met us for lunch )

over easter we trekked to meijer gardens in grand rapids, michigan to catch the largest tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation with over 6,000 butterflies. i had imagined that we would be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies at any given moment, but - alas - it wasn't quite like that. more like, if you looked carefully you could see a butterfly here and there. still, more butterflies than odin has ever seen which made it all worth while.

the neatest part was watching the butterflies hatch from their cocoons in the breeding area just like we've read a bazillion times in the the very hungry caterpillar.

you can click on each image for a brief description.

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