The Butterfly Conservatory: A Beautifully Educational Experience

Photo taken from Second Life’s Destination Guide (

If you are tired of the oh-so-predictable dance venue or basic nightclub, allow The SL Parade to suggest a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory.  Featured in Second Life’s Destination Guide, the Butterfly Conservatory offers a visual array of foliage, as well as a coveted selection of wild life to interact with.

Despite the variety of visual eye candy offered at this destination, The Butterfly Conservatory definitely keeps up with its namesake.  Its main attraction are numerous butterflies, and seeing these butterflies flying about confirms the main theme of the Butterfly Conservatory: a destination designed to visually stimulate the palate, all while educating the masses.  Take a look at some of the butterflies featured at this amazing Conservatory:

[wds id=”3″]

By taking a look at the above slide show, it is easy to discern that there are butterflies of every color at the Butterfly Conservatory.  In fact, butterflies can be seen as far as the SL eye can see, particularly around the various plants and other wild life featured at the Butterfly Conservatory.  This colorful, butterfly based fluttering is complimented by the various and informative billboards positioned throughout the Conservatory. These billboards are a colorful display in and of itself because, like the butterflies seen fluttering around the Conservatory, they also feature a parade of colors. These colors seem to be designed to draw the attention of the patron, enticing them to learn more about the various butterfly breeds and other wildlife displayed.

The fruit featured on this vividly covered plate are foods that butterflies love to eat. Butterflies eat by using their feet, so when they land on a piece of fruit, it is safe to say that they are actually eating it.

And, while drawing the attention of patrons with vivid displays of color, the Butterfly Conservatory also provides an invaluable opportunity for patrons to learn more about the unique life cycle of various animals and insects.

This is the honey churning device featured at the Butterfly Conservatory. I was a bit overdressed, but I churned that honey like my life depended on it!

For instance, there is a beehive located here, and the hive showcases information that describes how bees live and how they produce honey, etc.  There is also a churning device designed to simulate the process of mixing honey, as well as a modest amount of worker bees buzzing around the beehive. This, along with one billboard that particularly sticks out, reminds patrons of a well known challenge faced by the world’s bee population:  extinction.

A billboard displays the kinds of flowers bees are attracted to. Pollination is serious work not only for bees, but for humans, too.

In fact, within the few lines featured on the Beehive’s vibrate colored, yellow and black billboard, there is an overwhelming assertion that without bees to reproduce foods like apples, oranges and peaches, man would only have four years to live.  And, while this is an overwhelming realization, this billboard is one of many examples of how the Butterfly Conservatory educates the SL community about real life environmental issues.

Another fascinating exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory is the lizard exhibit, where patrons can watch various lizards mull around in richly covered dirt.  With a collective mix of rocks, cacti, and other vegetation that can easily survive dry, arid conditions; this  exhibit does a great job of showcasing how snakes, chameleons and other kinds of lizards survive in such extreme conditions.  When you visit this exhibit, take a look at the colorful billboard that discusses various types of lizards…there are some surprising facts that are written on them…

[wds id=”4″]

Overall, I would overwhelmingly suggest paying a visit to this awesome attraction. According to the Destination Guide’s Butterfly Conservatory description, this kind of venue is the first and only in Second Life, and will be displayed inworld until August 11, 2019.

Thus, please head to the Butterfly Conservatory by clicking on the following link:  Butterfly Conservatory.

Also, please check out the slideshow below. These are some additional photos taken while exploring the Butterfly Conservatory:

[wds id=”5″]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s