Butterflies in the Botanical Garden, Prague

In my previous post I told you about our visit to the local botanical garden to see the orchid exhibition.

Now the exhibition changed and you can see beautiful butterflies (and the regular plants, too, obviously) in the greenhouse.

Since we visited the orchid event towards its end, we could already see the butterfly chrysalises round the place. Inside them, the butterflies were slowly developing. The chrysalises were arranged in rows on racks: 

There were apparently various kinds of butterflies being grown. The chrysalises look so peculiar, don’t you think? It is amazing how each kind looks different – one is more like a dry brown leaf, and another one looks like a pale green shiny jewel:

Some of the butterflies were already past this stage and out, getting ready to discover the greenhouse:

Botanical Garden Prague butterflies

I found one on an orchid. It was sitting there still, so I could come quite close with my camera. On the close-up photo you can even see the water droplets it has on its proboscis (had to find out how the hell it is called in English).

I can’t wait to see butterflies in nature, too! That’s even better.


Also, since this is about the awakening nature, I submit this post to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. updownflight says:

    How cool! I have never visited the Botanical garden in Prague, despite having visited Prague many times. I’m not even sure where in Prague it is. I imagine my husband knows, since he grew up in Prague. I’ll mention this to him.

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    1. It’s just next to the ZOO. So that’s a plan for your next visit 🙂

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      1. updownflight says:

        Definitely! I asked my husband about it and he definitely knew about it. I think I mentioned that he’s originally from Prague. He came to the US in his mid 20s, but he and I have visited many times since.


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