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Butterflies at Chatfield

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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Denver Botanic Gardens has partnered with The Butterfly pavilion and created a seasonal butterfly exhibit that houses native Colorado butterflies and plants.  Admission into the park is $5 per car so it's best to carpool (Members of the Botanic Gardens get in for free).  Entrance into the butterfly house is extra and is $6 for adults and $4 for children and $5 for seniors.  

Let's meet at the park and ride west of I-25 at Woodmen and Corporate Center Dr. at 8 am on Saturday August 16th.  From there we will carpool to the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.  Please help out the ones driving by offering money for gas. 

We will be leaving at 8 am sharp so don't be late. 

As far as I can tell there are bathrooms and a picnic area but may not be anywhere to purchase food or beverages so bring a cooler with anything you'll need. 

As always bring good walking shoes, sunscreen / hat, lots of water and whatever camera gear you want to haul around.

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield

8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128
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Here's a link to the gardens website: http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield

Here's a link to the Butterfly exhibit:  http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield/butterflies-chatfield

Here is their policy on commercial photography:  http://www.botanicgardens.org/sites/default/files/2012chatfieldphotopolicy.pdf


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  • Amy M

    Thanks for coming everyone!! Next time we'll make the trek all the way up to the butterfly pavilion.

    2 · August 17, 2014

    • Christopher W.

      Nice photos, everyone! Definitely want join you for the Butterfly Pavilion next time. Amy--be sure to check out their pre-opening Tripod Photography. www.butterflies.org/lear­n/tripod-photography. Sessions are offered monthly, beginning at 7:45 am.

      1 · August 17, 2014

  • Debbi L.

    Thanks, Amy. It was kind of nice to have a smaller group this time. Had fun!

    1 · August 17, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    We had a great time. Thank you Amy for setting this up!

    1 · August 16, 2014

  • Eric j. E.

    Had a good time. Butterflies not active. Nice flower images and great sunflower files and awesome sunflower images. Thank you Amy

    1 · August 16, 2014

  • Eric j. E.

    Had a good time. Butterflies not active. Nice flower images and great sunflower files and awesome sunflower images. Thank you Amy

    August 16, 2014

  • Eric j. E.

    I'm planning on going tomorrow meeting at 8 am parking lot.

    1 · August 15, 2014

    • Amy M

      Eric, Are you interesting in carpooling or do you plan to drive yourself?

      August 15, 2014

  • Amy M

    Eric, I sent you a pm. When you get a chance please read it :)

    August 15, 2014

  • Christopher W.

    Sorry everyone…my weekend plans have been tossed asunder. Won't be able to join you for butterflies at Chatfield. Have fun. Look forward to seeing your photos!

    August 15, 2014

  • Joan G.

    Sorry I have to back out, even though I am on the mend my camera is going in for repair this week :(
    Good thing Meetup sends reminders! ;-) Have everyone!

    August 12, 2014

    • Amy M

      Hope you and your camera feel better soon :)

      1 · August 13, 2014

    • Joan G.

      Thanks! Have fun everyone is what I meant to say! lol

      August 13, 2014

  • Elva W.

    Please cancel my reservation. For some reason it won't cancel when I've tried. Thanks

    August 13, 2014

    • Amy M

      I canceled you reservation Elva

      August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have to miss this one!

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be coming from north of Denver. Where would I meet the group to carpool in?

    July 25, 2014

    • Amy M

      You could meet us right at the Chatfield botanic gardens. We're all coming from Colorado Springs so were coming from the south.

      July 29, 2014

  • Ceci H

    Do you know approximate time of return to Springs?

    July 23, 2014

    • Amy M

      I would imagine we be home by 4 or 5pm at the latest.

      July 24, 2014

  • Simone S.

    I was there on Monday, July 7 and thete were only 3 butterflies around. You might want to call ahead to check if they "arrived". The location is beautiful fir portraits, but it does not have as many flowers as th Denver Botanic Gardens at York.

    1 · July 11, 2014

    • Simone S.

      I realized the meetup is scheduled for August. I gave my update in case people were planning around now :)

      July 14, 2014

    • Amy M

      Lol Simone! Thanks for the update. Hopefully they will stock up with butterflies before we get there :)

      July 14, 2014

  • Elva W.

    Love the art of photography!

    July 13, 2014

  • Dianne G.

    Sweet! Wish I could make this one, but it's mine and hubby's 28th anniversary. Have fun!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Elva W.

    New photographer.....my new passion!

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Amy M

    Hi everyone!

    Here's a link to an article about the Butterflies at Chatfield. It does include a photo inside as they were putting it together.

    http://www.denverpost.com/southjeffco/ci_25850354/denver-botanic-gardens-at-chatfield-adds-butterfly-pavilion

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Christopher W.

    Will tripods be permitted at this venue?

    June 22, 2014

    • Christopher W.

      I'll bring both tri- and monopod. I can always leave it in the car if they say, "No." Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your persistence.

      1 · June 26, 2014

    • Amy M

      No problem :)

      June 26, 2014

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