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Wings of Fancy

This exhibit at Brookside Gardens features a beautiful array of colors in flight.

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At Brookside Nature Center's "Wings of Fancy" exhibit, visitors can see and interact with hundreds of butterflies of all varieties.

At Brookside Nature Center's "Wings of Fancy" exhibit, visitors can see and interact with hundreds of butterflies of all varieties.1Picture by Wylie ConlonSome lucky visitors get the pleasure of having a butterfly land on them for a fleeting moment.2Picture by Wylie ConlonSome species of butterflies, such as this Blue Morpho, are attracted to the scent of rotten fruit.3Picture by Wylie ConlonAs agents of pollination, butterflies have important economic benefits.4Picture by Wylie ConlonTwo butterflies share a flower.5Picture by Wylie ConlonThe endangered Atlas Moth rests on a leaf. Atlas Moths are considered to be the largest moths in the world.6Picture by Wylie ConlonThe exotic Malachite butterfly shows off its wings.7Picture by Wylie ConlonThe Question Mark butterfly enjoys a free ride with a visitor. This butterfly is so named because of a silver question mark found on the underside of its wing.8Picture by Wylie ConlonA close-up of a butterfly reveals its compound eyes.9Picture by Wylie ConlonAn Eastern Tiger Swallowtail lands on a Zinnia, a perennial favorite for many butterfly species.10Picture by Wylie Conlon
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