The Butterfly Place

Not actually made from butterflies

Postcards ExchangeAt a glance, I would have thought that this was a photochrome postcard from the 1970s; it’s standard-sized (3½” x 5½”), and the photo shows a lot of older cars in the parking lot.  But this Butterfly Palace Butterfly Place in Westford, Massachusetts has only been around since September of 1990:

“It is presently (sic) the only permanent seasonal indoor facility of its kind. Open from mid-April to mid-October. It features North American butterflies in its 3100 sq. ft. flight area. At any given time, the atrium contains up to 400 butterflies representing as many as 30 or more species. The full life cycle of butterflies and many colorful moths can be observed close-up.”

Thanks to Fred for putting so much thought into his choice of postcards to send to me; I like it very much.

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3 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    This reminds me of the film ‘Le Papillon’.. The main character turns a huge portion of his house into a butterfly garden….. filled with flowers and flutterbies. I would love to do something like tha!

  2. Dianna says:

    Saw your posting and thought I would let you know that this is actually known as the Butterfly Place…the Butterfly Palace is located in Branson, Missouri…you can see that building at

  3. You’re absolutely correct…. I must have looked at the card and thought that this Butterfly Place looked palatial. :) The card describes it correctly even though I have not. Thanks!

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