Friday, July 20, 2007

Butterfly Release in Balboa Park

7/20/07 Balboa park on Saturday @ Noon
Butterflies being released in the newly renamed "Butterfly Garden" in the formerly and still also called Zoro Park which is next to the Science Center.

Posted by Picasa This is where they will hang Chrysalis. There are a couple on there.

The crowd was very anxious waiting in the HOT sun for the event to start. Sadly, people were cranky and impatient when there were several speakers before they actually released the butterflies. When they announced the hostess, the park ranger, the artist, the garden designers there were loud groans and sighs. People.... you came.... wait it out.... it will come.....

They finally did the release, however, it was not a fanfare of butterflies exploding into the air.
Those sleepy winged beauties took their time coming out and stretching their wings.

We had to move closer in to the crowd to see them on the flowers. But they were extra friendly and Katie held one on her finger for a very long time. Finally I got her to transfer it to Derek's finger, then back to Katie.
James found one to sit on his finger. I had to make him put it on a plant when we were ready to leave.

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