“Butterflies”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


 I think one of the best parts of the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans is the butterfly garden.  It is a Japanese style garden with a koi pond, nectar plants, and many different butterflies flying about.  Here are just a few.






After seeing all these butterflies up close, I know I am going to have to plant more butterfly attracting plants.


They had a whole room devoted to a butterfly nursery.  This one has just emerged from his cocoon.



The Insectarium is a fascinating place to visit and makes learning about insects fun and enjoyable for all ages.  Even though we did not have any children with us, the best part of the experience was seeing the excited and enthralled looks on the children’s faces as they looked at all the interesting bugs.



  1. Sam said,

    July 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Pretty specimens! Will have to keep the Insectarium in mind if I ever get a chance to visit New Orleans!

  2. Jan said,

    July 9, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    If you do get to come, you won’t be disappointed. Remember there is also the Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium of the Americas to see.

  3. deb said,

    July 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    We have a trip planned to New Orleans fall. I want to check that out.

  4. Niels said,

    July 10, 2008 at 5:01 am

    I really love butterflies – these look so exotic!

  5. Jan said,

    July 10, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Well, Deb, if you come, I know you will enjoy it. Plan to spend at least two hours. There is a lot to see.

    Niels, the live butterflies were exciting, and they also had a whole room of colorful butterfly specimens on display.

  6. Amy said,

    July 10, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    This is wonderful – very much like a butterfly garden I visited near Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side). An amazing experience!

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