By Shawna I almost hate to let you in on this little secret, because I’m afraid of it getting too crowded, but as a faithful Kids in the Capital contributor, I cannot keep it to myself: Carleton University’s Department of Biology hosts a free butterfly show in their greenhouses every fall, and it’s on right now, right now, right now!
That’s right, every day from September 29 to October 8 inclusive, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can bring your kids to see a fluttering, flittering, flapping display of gorgeousness free, free, free! (Donations, however, are appreciated of course). It’s also a great chance to grab some pictures of exotic, colourful butterflies that aren’t native to the area. Or some pictures of your kids. Or, best of all, some pictures of your kids interacting with exotic, colourful butterflies! I went last year with the kids, and it was a big hit. Sage in particular was utterly thrilled when a butterfly landed on her.
You’re welcome. Now don’t tell too many people…
Shawna is mom to 4-year-old Sage and 2-year-old Harris. She has been writing online since 2003, and her latest project is a fledgling photography blog. She plans on visiting the butterfly show twice this year: once with her kids and camera, and once with just her camera.