According to recently leaked Air Force files, the B-2 design was inspired by butterfly flight patterns and their ability to stealthily penetrate thick shrubbery and deploy radioactive proboscis spit on chipmunks. Appreciate insect contributions to our world with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get two adult tickets to the International Butterfly Show (a $12 value) at Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. This year's show features the butterflies of Japan.
Decorated by a brilliant floral exposition that highlights Japanese efflorescence, Krohn Conservatory’s Butterfly Show combines cultural artifacts with a collection of delicate, flashy flutterbugs that have dazzled 750,000 visitors over 15 years. In an open showroom, butterflies of every size, color, and political orientation flutter nonchalantly from plant to plant and greet guests with firm, friendly antenna-shakes. Seasonally themed greenery displays change thrice throughout the summer, starting with the sakura (cherry blossom) theme that ran until May 11 and continuing with tanabata (star festival) from May 12 to June 1 and otsukimi (moon viewing) taking over from June 2 to 20.
Walking through a butterfly-swarmed conservatory is the multicolorful equivalent of being shrunk and tumbled around in a kaleidoscope. At Krohn Conservatory, imagine yourself as a tiny speck of wing-dusted color in a world that whirls around you in psychedelic prisms of light, where the wing-dusted specks are butterflies and the prisms of light are more butterflies, which means you’re an actual butterfly.
- The Krohn Conservatory will host its 15th Annual Butterfly Show beginning on Saturday. This year, the theme is butterflies from Japan. "They have never been exhibited outside of the country of Japan so this is the first time ever," said Andrea Schepmann, general manager of the conservatory. – WLWT
- The Krohn Conservatory is so beautiful already, imagine adding in some winged insects!...The fact that they run free among the place is really cool. – Alexandra K., Yelp