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:
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.
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.
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.
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…
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:
Single mom of one child in Real Life. In Second Life, I function as the Editor-In-Chief of The SL Parade, where I regularly write about all things RL and SL. I also own land inworld, and have created a space designed to encourage comfort and relaxation.