I took these pics last week at the Butterfly Explorer exhibition at the National History Museum in South Kensington.
Although primarily intended for children (but hey, I am a child at heart!) I really enjoyed the visit.
The museum has created a pavillion on the East lawn which houses live butterflies that fly around freely … and land your shoulder if you are lucky.
I don’t often see butterflies in London and remember seeing really only a handful of species in childhood.
Well, this is something else! The buterflies are truly exotic + huge.
They are imported (as pupae) from various countries around the world and hatched in a special room, then released into the exhibition.
Do go + visit (borrow a child if you must), the exhibition runs till the 26th of September.
Remember to dress in layers that are easy to peel off : it is very hot + humid inside the pavillion.
But don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to get close-up and personal with these amazing, exotic creatures + enjoy!