Last week the family and I headed over to Massachusetts because quite frankly, we had a craving for clam chowder! Since my daughter loves butterflies and my son loves reptiles, we made a visit to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens.
Located in South Deerfield, MA, Magic Wings opened in October of 2000 and consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. The glass walls heat the conservatory to an 80-degree tropical-like environment all year round. It is home to nearly 40,000 native and tropical butterflies year round.
In addition to the butterflies, the conservatory also houses many insects, reptiles, and amphibians. There are also tortoises inside the gardens as well as several different species of birds.
Magic Wings has a cafe and gift shop on site as well and if you prefer to eat outdoors, they have an outdoor seating area in their gardens as well. They are open seven days a week!
Check out some of my pictures from our visit:
Magic Wings also can host a birthday party or even a wedding!
Which is your favorite butterfly?
*DISCLAIMER: Any opinions stated are strictly my own. I was given free admission from Magic Wings to help facilitate my review. All photos used in this post are courtesy of Kathy Zagorski.*