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Re-opening of the Invertebrate Exhibit's Butterfly Garden

June 21, 2013

Horticulturists, keepers and biologists have been working hard to refresh and renew the Butterfly Garden behind the Invertebrate Exhibit since spring. And now the final result is open and ready for visitors!

The butterfly garden received many donations of native plants and organized a team of volunteers for the makeover! We even got the garden certified as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation through Monarch watch, which is a really big deal.  

Be sure not to miss this beautiful and important garden on your next visit to the Zoo!

  • Varigated fritillary
  • Spicebush swallowtail
  • Spicebush female
  • Skipper
  • Red-spotted purple.
  • Red-spotted purple
  • Female tiger swallowtail
  • Buckeye butterfly
  • Hummingbird moth

Photos by Bob and Tamie DeWitt