The inner-workings of the unassuming butterfly are complex and yet functional. Fuelled by super charged nectar and pollen, he can flip and flap his wings with amazing power and speed. This secret weapon is the key to his survival in the harsh world of the back yard garden, where predators are lurking behind every bloom.
( Read aloud in a campy version of Richard Attenborough)
the ephemera: Original French document from the 1800s; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a butterfly.
the found objects: vintage watch mechanisms and parts; antique key.
Size: 6 inches square