I had a GREAT time recently at the Butterfly House at Faust Park. They held a reception for people who had donated a paving stone in front of the building. The butterfly house is always a wonderful place to go. This time there seemed to be even more butterflies flittering around then the last time I was there. One particular butterfly was hitching a ride on a gentleman's head. The man had walked all the way through the butterfly house - the butterfly would periodically flit off only to come back right away. The gentleman kept saying that his student's wouldn't believe him when he told them about it on Monday, so I whipped out my camera phone and took several pictures then emailed them to him. That got me started, by the time I was done, I had a camera full of butterfly pictures. When I get a chance I'm going to upload them to my website at www. YourSTLHome.com (it will probably be a week or two before I get that far though).
If you go to the Butterfly House, make sure to wear layered clothing - it's hot and humid in the house, so unless you go on a hot summer day, you will typically need to "shed" some clothes as you walk around.
The butterfly house is located in Faust Park in Chesterfield. The park also holds the home of the 2nd governor of the State of Missouri (Gov Faust for whom the park is named), a historical village where re-enactments take place on Summer weekends, a working antique carousel, concerts in the park in the summer and much more! It's a grand place to visit.