Immerse yourself in a world of butterfly wonder at Green Bay Botanical Garden’s new “Butterflies & Blooms” exhibit. Open since June 1, an 1,800-square-foot mesh house will hold close to 500 butterflies on any given day. Over the course of the summer there will be a whopping 2,200 different species of butterflies on view. Visitors can watch them hatch from their chrysalises, feed them sugar water, learn about their native environments and food, and, most importantly, get up close and personal with the beautiful flying insects.
This exhibit includes many exciting activities each week. “Winged Wonders–Bats!” on July 23 allows attendees to learn how bats help in pollination and assist farmers. “Monarch Butterfly Tagging” on August 18 will teach attendees about Monarch butterfly migration patterns.
The Botanical Garden staff encourages families and guests of all ages to come and enjoy a day in awe of nature’s beauty. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day basking in the summer sun near the aromatic flowers and colorful butterflies. Green Bay Botanical Garden Education Manager Linda Gustke says staff has been excited about this exhibit for quite some time and are ready to guide a pleasant experience of their new enclosure and teach visitors how to protect our native butterfly population.
The exhibit, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 31, is included with regular admission. For more information, visit gbbg.org/butterflies.