Last Saturday we went on a field trip with our Cub Scout pack - plus some siblings. One requirement that some of the boys have is to visit a "nature center." So we decided to go and check out the Butterfly Garden up at Grand Junction. The other leader had been years ago and brought it up. She said how it was just opened and there were like 2 butterflies then. We laughed . . .
Well we had maybe 6-8 butterflies. Seriously, kind of a joke! I had gotten online, seen some cool pictures, and even read "the butterflies have returned." I didn't really know what that meant, but I assumed they were well-stocked. Wrong. I had even called ahead during the week to let them know that I was going to be bringing up a Cub Scout group. Funny. The place had a "butterfly garden," a "rainforest" section (that had 2 tiny turtles, but lots of cool plants - including a chocolate-smelling orchid), and then an outside cactus area. Oh, it also had a gift shop. A big attraction. All sorts of boys were asking me to buy them stuff . . . and not just my own! :)
Anyhow, I think they still had fun - even the ones that claimed it wasn't fun. :) It's just exciting to go out of town with their friends, I think. So it was still a good trip, just not quite what we had hoped or expected. Here are just a few pictures:
Go Cub Scouts! :)