This trip was truly magical. The butterflies were spectacular in color, shape and variety. The butterflies welcomed us into their home by giving us a show beyond our expectations, flittering here and there, even landing on a few of us. Although the butterflies were friendly, some were very illusive, shy and hard to photograph (click on the photo gallery to see a few of them). All of butterflies came from countries located in tropical climates, such as Costa Rica, Mexico, S. America and other places. The visit seemed like an exotic tour into a land of butterfly fantasy. The tour guide had an infectious laugh and was a delight to listen to. He shared his vast knowledge of butterflies and the plants and flowers they love. He told us a secret about two butterflies that will bring hope to all who are searching for the fountain of youth.... and this is real research and within the realm of possibility. If you would like to be in on the secret, ask one of the people who were there. Although, she may want to keep the secret for herself.