We wanted to let you know about a vacation spot in South Deerfield, Massachusetts called Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens. They opened for business in October of 2000, and claim it consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. It is a great take for a family espcialy on a hot summer day when the sun is bright. The sun shines through the glass walls and heats up the conservatory to an 80-degree tropical-like environment. The kids loved the heart-shaped pond with Japanese koi graces the center of the conservatory. The place is peaceful to say the least and the sound of the waterfall is a nice change to the everyday hustle and bustle. We could easily see hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely through the air at anytime. We have never been there in the winter but have heard they keep a blazing fire is ongoing in the huge fieldstone fireplace. There are plenty of exhibits and display areas where butterfly videos are presented that show the history and evolution of butterflies. When you are at Magic Wings the workers are called Flight Attendants and they are scattered throughout the conservatory, waiting to help you identify the many different butterflies. Tickets are reasonable as adults were $12 and kids only $8.