Finally, I succumbed to the Groupon mass coupon world! And so glad to have done so as it allowed us to purchase a family membership at a reduced rate for entry to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a whole year!
We had Miss Ellie for the day on Saturday and took her there, especially to see her reaction to the live butterflies in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.
Here you can see Ellie walking with her Grandpa...no she is not totally ambulatory these days, but it is soon coming.
Once she saw the fluttering butterflies, she dropped to her crawling mode and took off! They are quicker, however, than she is so they were safe from her touch and reach. Here is the attempt to get a "group" shot as we left the exhibit - thanks to the mirror by the exit door to see if the little flutterers were hitching a ride out of their haven.
Most of the types of butterflies shown on this chart were spotted. However, no birds were. Surely they have other better places to be than in the city of Chicago in the month of March.
Ellie kept trying to reach for the preserved butterflies behind this glass window.