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The Butterfly Garden

  • Posted April 10, 2009 by Sandra Vermeulen Viewed 3307 times

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An exciting excursion for the whole family!

Welcome to the wonderful world of butterflies at the Butterfly Garden in Knokke-Heist.

As you step into the Vlindertuin, you enter a primeval forest of exotic plants complete with a babbling brook. More than 300 butterflies from a wide variety of countries flutter and flit wherever you go, including passionflower butterflies, tropical butterflies, owlet moths, red admirals etc. And, if you’re lucky, some may even come and land gently on your head or shoulders.

from chrysalis to butterfly

During the season, many butterflies breed and procreate in the Butterfly Garden. You’ll see them at all stages of their lifecycle: eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises and fully-fledged butterflies. The colourful information panels will also tell you everything you need to know about their remarkable process of growth. All of which makes an excursion to the Butterfly Garden a wondrous and fascinating journey into the world of these amazing insects.

Photo taken from Tonia… :o)

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    • # Sara G

      All wonderful macros! Love the color of them all but especiall #17. A wonderful fairyland of butterflies...a happy place for sure :-)

      2009.04.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pedro


      A very beautiful post!!!! Full of magic!!!

      Thanks for sharing with us this wonderful world!!!

      2009.04.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mike

      Very pretty shots friend!

      I love butterflies.

      Happy Easter to you and your family!

      2009.04.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Amazing macros.....the detail you've captured on these lovely creatures is fantastic - well done!

      2009.04.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nacho

      Great set !!
      They look like the pages of National Geographic...
      What a beautiful place !!

      2009.04.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Piyali

      Such a gorgeous set---they are even more beautiful than I imagined them to be--I especially love 6, 11 and 16-great post--:)

      2009.04.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Chris

      Beautiful set! What a treat to see so many butterflies of different shapes, patterns, and colors.

      2009.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jon Laysell

      Wow they are wonderful shots. they look like they're straight from the pages of a butterfly book.

      2009.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      all them are beautiful!:)
      But I'll add 16# to my favorites because is the most strange one!:)
      wonderful macros!:D

      2009.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel