Saturday, March 14, 2009

MfL at the frederick meijer gardens

we had an excellent time at the gardens today. the butterflies were in and they were flying all over the place. they came in a number of colors and sizes. they had a case at the exhibit that showed the chrysalises. we even had the opportunity to see newly emerged butterflies. did you know their wings are curled ans soft and they have to wait for them to straighten and harden. very interesting.
there was a room just for insectivorous plants and we were able to see many different types of pitcher plants along with sun dews and venus fly traps.
the day was just beautiful for a march day. the sky was blue and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. we were able to walk to trails of the garden and play in the kids area. everyone really enjoyed themselves.
frederick meijer gardens is a fun place to take the family, it has something for all ages to enjoy. whether you are a resident of grand rapids or just visiting, this should definitely be at the top of your list of places to visit.

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