Mindo’s butterfly farm

After a few days hanging around the open Quito plazas and La Ronde, we bused to Mindo, northwest from Quito.

Mindo forest
Mindo forest

The quiet town was a haven for hummingbirds. At a restaurant, hummingbirds whizzed about as we lunched on the patio. This was the first time I’d seen hummingbirds and strangely, when I returned home, have seen a few fluttering around a plant on my balcony during the summer.

Mindo butterfly farm
Mindo butterfly farm

We visited a butterfly farm where we got up close to a variety of beautiful creatures under the net enclosure. There was one, completely different from the others, with eyes over its wings as if to let a predator know it was watching. It didn’t have the colouring of the other butterflies, but was huge by comparison.

Mindo butterfly farm
Mindo butterfly farm
Mindo butterfly farm
Mindo butterfly farm

6 thoughts on “Mindo’s butterfly farm”

  1. Ok, so I showed my little girl, who is 10 years old, the butterfly with the eyes over its wings and she “schooled” me. She told me they are known as “Owl Butterflies” and that she is familiar with them.
    (Tomorrow I will start a new post topic– “What my little one taught me today”)

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