Magic Wings (South Deerfield, MA)

Date Visited: May 29, 2016

Location: 281 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 413-665-2805

Hours: presently open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fall, Winter and Spring hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Cost:

Adults: $14.00

Seniors (age 62 and over): $12.00
Seniors pay $10.50 on Wednesdays.

Children (age 3 through 17): $10.00
Also for students up through age 22
with valid student ID.

Children under age 3: Free

Parking:  There are about 50 parking spaces.

Size: 8,000 square feet

Time To Allot For Visit: 1 to 2 hours

Dog Friendly: No

Highlights:butterflies, birds, reptiles and other animals, cafe

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Home to nearly 4,000 species of exotic and domestic butterflies, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens touts itself as a center for butterfly-related education,
recreation, entertainment and gardening needs.  But, there is so much more than just butterflies there.

By far, the highlight of Magic Wings are the butterflies.  The range in colors and shapes of the butterflies is amazing.

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Sometimes you will have a few butterflies land on you.  These “hitch hikers” are often attracted to your scent.

The layout of the facility is very decorative.  Designs of butterflies, benches, pretty flowers, a fish pond, walking bridge and even a gazebo are scattered throughout the lobby and butterfly museum.

Meet Akbar, a Senegal parrot, the resident parrot at Magic Wings.

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Akbar is not the only animal in the conservatory.  Turtles and birds also roam the conservatory.  In addition to the animals pictured below, there is also a room with reptiles, chicks and other animals but I don’t like seeing animals in cages, tanks or limited in those ways.  All of the animals I photographed for this post had some ability to roam.

Dogs aren’t allowed at Magic Wings, for obvious reason (although most dogs would love to chase the butterflies).  So, here are a few other pets for your viewing pleasure.

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About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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