I drove past this place a gazillion times. I never expected anything of this place. in fact, for some reason, I expected this place to be a disappointment. Perhaps it is me, perhaps it is just the fact that this is Oneonta...
anyway, I was delighted with the magical butterflies flying all over the place. I believe this sanctuary was once a built in swimming pool for a mansion. It was filled in, some ponds and trees and beautiful plants added, and VOILA!
besides the ethereal butterfly experience, little secrets emerge from the place... quite accidently, you come across an occasional box turtle walking down one of the paths.... or a chameleon on a branch over head. Exotic birds fly around the canopy of trees, and some small ground birds run about, clearly happy to be alive. the ponds are stocked as you might guess, frogs, turtles, critters galore. It is a jungle experience....
they have a small area of reptiles and other exotica in tanks.... they even have a SLOTH in a cage that is more of a tree puppy. ha!
Outdoors they have an area with other large exotic birds and turtles and such.
yes, I'd go again, and would bring someone special to introduce them to this little piece of paradise. Give yourself an hour and a half, then take your time. if you are in a hurry, you will miss the experience.
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