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Capture Butterflies and Escape to the Tropics

Butterflies, tropical flowers, tropical birds,  a few cute lizards.  Did I mention: butterflies?  These are some of the sights you will get to capture with your camera on this winter day.  If you're lucky, a butterfly will land on you.

Please note all cameras need to be handheld; no camera tripods, monopods or other extra equipment is allowed from 9 am onward.  If you are interested in bringing a tripod AND you are an "early bird," you can join us earlier, at 7 am, on the same morning.  (See the other Butterfly meetup for this day.)

Admission for the regular hours (starting 9 am) is $14.  You will need to pay upon arrival for this meetup (9am).  If 20+ people sign up (including guests), the admission fee will be reduced.


• "Warm up" your camera before your arrival to prevent your camera lens / viewfinder from fogging up inside. Keep your camera inside your heated car (NOT in the cold trunk) on your way to the Butterfly Conservatory.

• Be prepared for very warm and humid conditions inside.  It will get warmer as the day progresses.  Short-sleeved shirts are highly recommended. 

• (Optional) Wear brightly colored clothing to increase the chances of attracting butterflies.

• No outside food or beverages are allowed anywhere in the Conservatory. There is a cafe on premises, for those who need food or drinks.

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  • Kathy W.

    Weather forecasters are calling for more snow in both MA and CT, just in time for our trip to Magic Wings. It likely will not start snowing heavily until later in the morning or afternoon. This 9 am event will still be held, since many of you will have been here since 7am. For those signed up only for this time, please use your best judgment in deciding whether you want to attend. I have been informed by Magic Wings that they will be open tomorrow morning, despite any snow threats.

    February 14, 2014

  • Kathy W.

    If anyone is interested in carpooling to this admission (9am) to Capture Butterflies, please respond here. There are commuter lots all over CT: You can pick the one that is nearest to you AND to a highway on-ramp, and ask if anyone is interested in meeting you there. I personally suggest any carpoolers meet at the Rte 218 commuter lot in Windsor, CT, just off I-91 (exit 35) / I-291, which is directly on route to S. Deerfield, Mass (unless you are coming from the NE or NW corner of the state).

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it too soon to talk carpooling?

    January 25, 2014

    • Kathy W.

      Not too soon to talk about carpooling.

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this place and would enjoy going with others.

    2 · December 28, 2013

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