Filmed on location at the Butterfly Rainforest part of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL.
The Butterfly Rainforest is a can’t miss living exhibit that features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world along with an assortment of other animals including turtles and fish to experience first-hand. The lush landscape is planted in tropical trees and colorful flowering plants amid waterfalls and a walking path. Skilled interpretive staff are available to help answer questions and provide visitors with a personal and highly engaging experience.
Did you know?
The Butterfly Rainforest typically contains 60 to 80 butterfly and moth species at any one given time.
The continuous population is more than 1,000 butterflies.
Butterflies in the exhibit typically live two to five weeks.
Tropical butterflies generally begin flying when the air temperature reaches 60 degrees.
Butterflies in the exhibit are raised on butterfly farms around the world. This form of sustainable agriculture helps protect natural forest habitats from destruction and promote local economic growth.
The Butterfly rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot screened exhibit exposed to typical Florida weather conditions, resulting in a more natural environment for the butterflies and plants.
The flowering plants and butterflies in the exhibit change regularly, making each visit unique and full of new discoveries.
This video was shot using a Sony NEX VG-10 with the 18 to 200mm kit lens.