Those are just a few of the interesting things we learned at the Butterfly Wonderland in Phoenix. We started our visit by donning 3D glasses and watching a film about the amazing migration of monarch butterflies. That migration spans a year and takes three generations of butterflies to complete.
After the film we went into a gallery where we could watch butterflies hatching from their chrysalises.The highlight of the visit was spending time in this atrium where there were hundreds of thousands of butterflies each more beautiful than the other You wanted to take photos of them all. We learned there are representations of butterflies in frescoes from Thebes in Egypt that are 3,500 years old.
Most butterflies only live for two weeks.Butterflies bodies are covered with scales that create the beautiful colors and patterns you see. Butterflies taste with their feet, smell with their antennae and have no teeth. Skipper butterflies can fly up to 37 miles per hour. Butterfly Wonderland also had an aquarium. And a tank where you could touch a stingray. Butterfly Wonderland was definitely worth the visit.
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