Discovery World Tropical Forest at the Otago museum has around 1,000 imported tropical butterflies. It was hot (for Dunedin), around 30 degrees celsuis (86 Farenheit), and very humid (about 80%). Poor Olivia found it a bit too much, although Hayley, Erica, Annabelle, and me perserved for as long as we could. The forest also includes a variety of tropical plants, but I was so busy looking at, and taking photos of, the beatiful butterflies that I failed to notice the coffee and cardamon plants! You would have thought I might have smelt them.
Unfortunately, I don’t know exactly what types of butterflies these ones are, but here’s a few of my favourite photographs that I took.