Last Sunday, I went to the Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory in Oneonta, NY with my dear friend, James. Ironically enough, we found out upon arrival that the butterflies aren't actually out until mother's day. However, what was there instead was just as incredible: for every butterfly, there was a gorgeous exotic bird. Some were working on malting, others were already dressed in their brilliant hues. It was unbelievable to watch them darting from one side of the room to the other, while we just stood and watched from below. Here are a few shots James took during the afternoon (my camera died part way through!):
There were also all kinds of other animals that we were able to either hold or get friendly with:
If you are ever in the area, I highly reccommend visiting. As we were headed out the door, we were both remarking on how easy it would have been to let an entire day melt by, just feeling the breeze of a bird with sapphire feathers swoop by.