After soccer practice, we decided to venture out to Newport Beach to check out the Environmental Nature Center. Tuggy got to spend time with his best friend and cousin Jason and we got to see some really neat things.
One of my favorite features is the butterfly house. Apparently, we had missed some butterflies emerging from the chrysalis earlier that day, but it was neat to see butterflies up close.
They had Monarch and Cloud Sulphur butterflies fluttering around. We had seen butterflies up close when we hiked in Monrovia Canyon, but here we got to see several species, and learn a little bit about them too.
After the butterflies, we ventured out on the trails. I was amazed at how far back the trails extended, as the grounds didn’t seem as large as they were.
The kids had fun being silly, and exploring the grounds. Here are some more pictures from our visit: