In Hebrew a butterfly is a parpar.
The Negev Zoo has a lovely parparia, an enclosure in which free butterflies and people can freely interact.
Just outside the tent is the "nursery."
Inside all those white hanging bags the final stages of metamorphosis are happening.
Here's a cocoon (or is it called a chrysalis?)
Nice signboards all around teach about the life of a butterfly.
You are not allowed to catch the butterflies, but if one alights on you, that's fine.
Here Dean was trying to coax one to step onto his hand.
The nice thing (that I read about on the zoo's website) in that much of the work caring for the butterflies and their plants and the grounds is done every day by members of the Ami organization.
Agudat Ami helps mentally handicapped young adults get established in the community.
(Linking to Camera Critters.)