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Butterfly exhibit at Brevard Zoo

Rich and I read that the Brevard Zoo was hosting a special butterfly exhibit. So we drove over to Melbourne to check it out.

There were some very pretty birds in the butterfly exhibit. I’m not sure what they are, but they were very friendly and let me get very close.

Bird

Bird

Bird

Bird

There were a bunch of different kinds of butterflies and they were all free-flight in the enclosed area as you enter the Asia exhibit. Rich was very patient with me as I oohed and aahed over the nectar plants, then spent a long time taking pictures of the butterflies.

White Peacock

White Peacock

Monarch

Monarch

Julia

Julia

Rich and I had fun looking at the Lorikeets. They are so colorful! Kids bought stuff to feed them, and the birds came right up to them to eat.

Lorikeet

Lorikeet

There were a bunch of other birds on exhibit, too.

Hawk

Hawk

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Caracara

Caracara

I spent a long time trying to get this parrot to pose for me. He just wouldn’t look at me! I wonder if he does that to everybody holding a camera?

Silly Bird Who Didn't Want to Pose for Me!

Silly Bird Who Didn't Want to Pose for Me!

Rich was overjoyed to see some turtles at the zoo. I think we spent more time turtle-gazing than we did with the butterflies!

Turtle

Turtle

Turtle

Turtle

Now you can’t go to a zoo without admiring the other critters that live there.

Otter

Otter

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Giraffe

Giraffe