There is a small wall located at the base of the stairs that leads down from the outdoor area that houses the center's Touch Tank. It's the perfect size to feature about 20 of the butterflies...the remainder of them will go on the surrounding columns.
Before looking at the site today, I thought that the columns were raw concrete. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are painted white. It means that I don't have to worry about staining the columns with the black grout and that I don't have to tape around every single mosaic when I get to the end.
Have a look around...
|The columns under the main museum building|
This is the wall that I am planning on installing a large grouping of the butterflies on. The nature center will be closed to the public next week when school starts on August 8th in order to do some beautification so I'm hoping I can get the remainder of that wall painted.
|Main butterfly wall|
Here's the wall at another angle. The stairs lead up to an outdoor area that houses the center's Touch Tank.
Here's yet another view of the same wall. The cage under the stairs is an animal enclosure (currently empty.) The Butterfly Aviary is located just to the left of this area.
|Manatee skeleton display area|
|Resident tortoise named Buffalo Bill|