Tag: butterfly

Rachel decided it was time.  She was ready to hold “Rosie” the Tarantula that lives at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. They have dozens of Rosies to swap in and out throughout a typical day and this Rosie was presumed to be about 10 years old.  

Butterfly Pavillion

Yesterday, aka Field Trip day, we went to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. It cost $29 for 1 adult and 3 children for admission, a fact that I will include in my blog entries about our field trips. Its important to know how much things cost, right? We had a good time, mostly. London wasn’t entirely thrilled with all of the noise when the school bus of kids arrived, but such is life. We learned about Rainforests and how they produce so much of our food. We got to watch a colony of bees fly in and out (and are tracked how often they enter). It was amazing to see the bees that were leaving get the bottom of the plastic tunnel, the priority spot and the bees that were coming back in did everything they could to stay at the top. We got to hold Rosie the tarantula. I honestly didn’t think I would be able to because like most people, spiders freak me out. I held her twice and Julie and Boston held her a lot. London wanted to hold her, but didn’t (maybe next time). They had a small touch tank and we got to “pet”(read the rest)