I don't know how many of you venture to the State Fair every year, but if you ever find yourself in Fair Park (whether the Fair itself is going or not) you must visit the Texas Discovery Gardens.
This is the 2nd year I have volunteered for the Gardens during the fair. The job I always volunteer for is the Bee and Butterfly garden area. My job is to show all those that enter where the various butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalis are (and their species) as well as talk about the different host and nectar and native plants that are in the garden. In the 4-hour shift, there must have been 150+ people stream through the small butterfly garden. Yes, that particular garden is small but it is so packed with life you wouldn't believe it. I hope you will take a moment to look at some of the creatures I captured (images only!) and I hope you visit the gardens yourself. Also please consider volunteering your time next year.
You won't regret it!
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=v3w ... leid=en_US