Justins World

Flutter like a butterfly

I had a good meal last night. My dinner had lots of vegetables. Its so hard to get vegetables for dinner here. Always dodgy little salads, so I really enjoyed my dinner with a big head of broccoli, cauliflower, beans, carrots and herb roasted potatoes. It cost me a fortune for over here so I won’t be dining there again. Anyway now I’ve got that off my chest onto todays tale.
So today was my last day in the Monteverde area. I headed off to the butterfly garden here. The place seems to be run by volunteers who get cheap accommodation and meals in exchange for helping out with the butterfly garden. I’m not sure I could handle it, it would be great to do the work but the lifestyle would be too boring for me.

Butterfly

Butterfly

Anyway I learnt a whole lot about spiders, insects, beetles and butterflies. This was all in the education centre. It was really interesting, but i wanted to go see the butterflies. anyway in the education centre they had a butterfly that had come out of its cocoon and was ready to be released. So they put it in a container so I could release it (I know you are all jealous now….)
They have 4 different garden enclosures with different plants and temperatures etc in each and thus each one also has different butterflies. Although the gigantic blue morpho butterfly is pretty impressive and bigger than most hummingbirds, it was an incredibly difficult butterfly to get a photo of.

Glasswing butterfly

Glasswing butterfly

Anyway I had to wait til the last enclosure before I could release my special little butterfly. OK see you are excited. Well I opened the lid on the container and it didn’t fly away. I put my finger in and the butterfly climbed onto my finger and I took it out of the container. At first it didn’t want to fly but the little fella eventually took off into its new home. I know the excitement you all must be feeling.
After the butterfly farm I just walked along the road to the middle of nowhere and came a pon a cafe and bookshop. At which point I asked where I was and could I get a taxi back….
So tomorrow I’m on a 6am bus out of here. hopefully to see a few jaguars and pumas being looked after at a refuge. Then in the following days I make my way to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica where I’ll spend most of my time before leaving next week.

Butterfly

Butterfly

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