A zebra longwing butterfly spotted at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a butterfly house operated by the Niagara Parks Commission in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It is located approximately 5.6 miles north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, which is 99 acres in size.
The conservatory was opened in December 1996 with a gift shop, 200-seat theater/auditorium room, and a climate-controlled greenhouse. The conservatory has over 2,000 tropical butterflies from over 60 different species. The conservatory glass dome is 11,000 square feet in size with 590 feet of paths inside the greenhouse portion, which has a wide variety of foliage. Since captive butterflies usually have a lifespan of 2–4 weeks, the conservatory imports up to 3,000 butterflies per month from world butterfly farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Australia.
Photo captured September 26, 2017.
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