Starling Travel

May 10, 2006

San Diego Wild Animal Park: Butterflies

Filed under: California,Photos — Michael Moncur @ 5:00 am

Every time we visit San Diego, we spend a day at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, a huge wildlife preserve 35 miles north of the Zoo. This park is like the opposite of a zoo—the animals are roaming through wide open spaces, while humans are confined to limited fenced areas.

Every year in spring they have thousands of butterflies in the Hidden Jungle, a large walk-through greenhouse. It’s certainly the most butterflies we’ve ever seen in one place—they even land on people. Here are a few of the many photos we took of these beautiful insects.

The annual Butterflies event ended May 7th. Be sure to catch it next year—it’s well worth waiting in line.

  • Address: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA
  • Park Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

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