Krohn Conservatory showcases more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world within its glass walls. The palm, tropical, desert, bonsai, and orchid houses exhibit permanent displays of exotic plants in natural settings, complete with a 20 foot rainforest waterfall. The floral display area changes throughout the year. This is where the annual Butterfly Show is held. Thousands of butterflies are released to fly freely within the Conservatory's showroom, feasting on flower nectar while countless visitors watch and interact in delight.
Here are some photos from the Conservatory and the Butterflies of Morocco Show this year...
a young girl is excited to have captured a butterfly!
I wish I knew what variety these butterflies are. I've spent time searching online but have come to no conclusions. If anyone does know, please tell me!
Desert Room blooming cactus (Many varieties of cacti and succulents are found here.)
bonsai tree (The conservatory has a collection of trees from the conservatory itself, the Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati, and private individuals.)
orchids (There are approximately 75 blooming orchids at any time from the conservatory's collection of thousands of orchids encompassing 17 genera.)
Epiphytic bromeliads, orchids, and ferns grow on many of the trees.
part of the goldfish stream in the Palm Room
Palm Room (There are a variety of palm trees, a banana tree, rubber trees, shrubby plants and ground covers. Just beyond this scene is a 20 foot waterfall.)
The outside areas are filled with trees, shrubs, and flowers.
Last week I showed you a photo of a butterfly attached to a girl's nose HERE. next week, more butterflies and another "nose photo!"
my blog posts:
a butterfly lands on her nose --1st photo
a young boy holds a butterfly --3rd photo
hands --the 1st photo is one of my favorites
Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun! This week our letter is "K." Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!
photos by me © 2011 and 2013 all rights reserved
(Only the cactus photo is from 2010. The rest were taken this year.)