Columbus Ohio. Franklin Park Conservatory exhibits. Laura, Anna, Charlie and Roy and I walked through the different exhibits.i liked the colorful butterflies in the Rain Forest. The train display opens June 3rd so we have to return.
Monday afternoon, Laura, Charlie, and l spent a couple of hours at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus Ohio. Here are a few example.
The Exhibition Topiary Takeover.
“Twenty-five topiaries made of living plants will take over the gardens this summer—fourteen of which have never been seen before! The animal topiaries are filled with plants to mimic the colors and textures of fur, skin, scales and feathers. UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites inspired the animal topiaries and the plantings that surround them. Visit sea creatures from the Great Barrier Reef, a show-stopping peacock from India, a majestic bison of the plains and more”
If you’ve followed the blog for a time you’ve seen Topiaries posted here when I visited in 2017
Franklin Park Conservatory and the Columbus Main Library have creative model train displays created by Applied Imagination (click for article) a company founded by Paul Busse.
Here’s the Enchanted Express Garden Railway at Franklin Park in Columbus Ohio. You can see the Three Little Pigs Houses, Rapunzels Tower and the Old Woman in the Shoe House and Cinderella’s Castle to name a few.. I think Charlie could watch the display revolve all day long, waiting for the trains to reappear, around and around.
Kaleidoscope in Motion at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus Ohio. In the Children’s Garden. A perfect day to play outside as it was sixty degrees.
“A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other in an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection” Wikipedia
“Named in reference to the mineral of the same name, the malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) boasts a brilliant green coloration on its wings.”
Today at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens -the Butterfly Forest -Pittsburgh PA
The Second butterfly was photographed at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens https://www.fpconservatory.org/ in Columbus Ohio just a week ago.
A Six Word Saturday. From Columbus Ohio
Leaving the Franklin Park Conservancy last Saturday afternoon after a nice lunch at the Cafe of macaroni and cheese or the grilled cheese sandwich. See the next photo
We saw Mark the Bugman http://www.bugs.org/ who offered some worms sautéed in olive oil. I couldn’t hear the species as there was a lot of excitement and noise from all the children attending the presentation. I spoke with a mom who said she tasted the olive oil primarily. I thought I should sample one but just couldn’t. Help yourself.
This afternoon my daughter Laura sent me some photos of their family outing to Franklin Park Conservatory. It looked like so much fun, I wish I’d been there too. Seeing the photos of Charlie enjoying the Pumpkin House made me smile. Thanks Laura.
A couple of weeks ago in Columbus Ohio-
You have to check your clothing in the mirror between the double doors as you enter and exit the butterfly garden. Sometimes a butterfly will land on you! Such delicate and beautiful creatures.