It’s probably fair to say that when most New Englanders think of Deerfield, Massachusetts they think of Historic Deerfield or the scented candles at Yankee Candle. Though each of these certainly makes a trip to Deerfield worthwhile, there is something else in Deerfield that many have never heard of, and that is the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens.
Magic Wings should be a must see, especially for parents of children who are already bored even though school let out just two weeks ago. The main attraction is of course, the butterflies. Four thousand of them, both native and tropical, fly freely in an eight thousand square foot conservatory. If you stand very still butterflies may land on your shoulder, and that should delight any child. The conservatory also houses plants that attract butterflies, a pond full of Japanese Koi, and even a waterfall.
Magic Wings also has a restaurant, outdoor gardens where plants that attract butterflies grow, a picnic area, and a gift shop. A seasonal garden shop sells annuals and perennials that attract butterflies, butterfly feeders, and garden related gifts. The site can be used for weddings, children’s birthday parties, and meetings, with advance notice. To visit their website and learn more about this fascinating place, just click here.