Butterflies Take Center Stage in Golden Gate Park

'Butterflies and Blooms' exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular 'Butterflies and Blooms' exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Mourning Cloak butterfy sits on the mesh ceiling of a greenhouse during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Buckeye butterfy sits on a flower during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Monarch butterfly hangs from its cocoon during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: The Conservatory of Flowers docent Drew Risner-Davis holds a butterfly on a stick during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: The Conservatory of Flowers docent Drew Risner-Davis holds a butterfly on a stick during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Buckeye butterfy spreads its wings during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: Butterfly cocoons are displayed during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Monarch butterfly hangs from its cocoon during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: Julia butterfly cocoons are displayed during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: The Conservatory of Flowers docent Drew Risner-Davis (R) and Nina Sazevich look at a display of butterfly cocoons during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Buckeye butterfy sits on a flower during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A butterfly sits on the mesh ceiling of a greenhouse during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A visitor looks at a display of butterfly cocoons during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: Butterfly cocoons are displayed during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A butterfly sits on the mesh ceiling of a greenhouse during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: A Mourning Cloak butterfy sits on the mesh ceiling of a greenhouse during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: The Conservatory of Flowers docent Drew Risner-Davis attempts to catch a Mourning Cloak butterfly on a stick during the first day of the "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on May 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The popular "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit has returned to the Conservatory of Flowers and features more than 20 species of North American butterflies including Monarchs, Western Swallowtails and more. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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