Community Habilitation staff Cheiree recently brought program participant Karissa to Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, MA. It was Karissa’s first time there and she had an amazing experience! The ladies were delighted by all the beautiful butterflies that surrounded them and sometimes landed on them. Occasionally, a big butterfly would unexpectedly fly by, startling Karissa, but she took it in stride.

Cheiree checked in with Karissa a few times throughout the day to see if she was ready to leave, but Karissa had found her happy place and wanted to stay as long as possible. Eventually, hunger won over for both ladies and they reluctantly decided to leave. They were shocked to realize it was only thirty minutes before closing time and they had spent the whole day in the presence of the winged wonders.

Before leaving Karissa was asking if they could go back. Staff Cheiree said, “It was a wonderful experience. We plan to visit Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory again in the future.”