Friday, September 10, 2010

Cecil B. Day Butterfly Conservatory at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia


The 13,000-acre Callaway Gardens showcases multiple attractions and features a resort complex which are all tucked away in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Callaway was opened on May 21, 1952 after being founded by Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway as part of the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Their mission is to connect man and nature in a way that benefits both. The project became successful with the creation of Callaway Gardens which now houses several attractions including the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Garden Center, Virginia Callaway Discovery Center, John A. Sibley Horticultural Center, Birds of Prey, and Robin Lake Beach. Callaway Gardens is a community with its own restaurants, shops, resort, golfing, and multiple trails for bikers and hikers.

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The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center is one of the largest glass enclosed conservatories in North America. It has over 50 different species that flutter about the climate controlled exhibit. Visitors can experience the thrill of hatching butterflies at the transformation window. Visitors can also watch the award-winning video, On Wings of Wonder which plays continuously.


Watch my You Tube video below for a virtual tour of the butterfly conservatory as well as exquisite butterfly photographs.

1 comment:

  1. I am camping at Chattahoochee Bend State park. For the past four days I have seen solitary Monarch Butterflies migrating south at tree top level (pine trees). This was the first time I have ever witnessed this fantastic phenomonom. It had never occurred to me that these butterflies could glide such long distances in a straight line until I observed these flying south. I really enjoyed seeing the migrating butterflies and will watch for more.
    I have planted scarlett milkweed in my yard at Lake City Florida, but have only seen one monarch in my yard. mobytruk