AAA Editor Notes
John's Butterfly House is at the Windmill Garden Centre at 920 1st St. S.W. This lush, enclosed tropical garden circles a koi pond and is home to between 400 and 500 butterflies as well as turtles and a few birds, including button quail. Stock is brought in continuously so the butterflies on hand are always changing; some of the more exotic species include the tiger swallowtail, postman, paper kite, scarlet and blue morpho butterflies. You also may catch a glimpse of the fascinating Atlas moth, a large saturniid moth commonly found in Southeast Asia.
Take a leisurely stroll along the curving walkways or camp out on a wooden footbridge or on the observation deck and watch as these beautiful creatures flutter about. Information boards provide details about the life cycles and habits of the site's winged inhabitants.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.