It’s Snowing Butterflies

I overhead a little boy at the butterfly house say, “It’s snowing butterflies!” He was so excited about all of the butterflies flying around him. There were quite a few more than usual.

Butterflies can live from a week to nearly a year depending on the type. I wonder how long the butterflies live in the butterfly house? Probably closer to a week than to a year. While I do enjoy the butterflies, I feel sad at times because I see some who have obviously been touched during the daily noon release and I know they will never fly. For that week, or maybe longer, they should be able to fly and enjoy the environment created for them. If only people would stop touching the butterflies before their wings dry. Topic for another time: Should we have butterfly houses?

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