“SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES” – AT LONDON’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Flowering plants and blossoming fruit trees make up a garden for hundreds of multi-coloured butterflies from South America and SE Asia inside a heated enclosure on the lawns of the Natural History Museum in London.
Butterflies flit freely from plant to plant, and even land and rest on a frightened child’s shoulder. Fascinating for me to see the incubator with chrysalis hanging like ducks in rows in the window of a Chinese restaurant. We can see the butterflies emerging from a chrysalis right before our eyes, and attendants bring them out and place them on a table of rotting fruit for them to sup when they are minutes old.