Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies exhibit highlights monarch conservation efforts
Guests can enjoy 19 different species of free-flying butterflies inside the tropical Bolz Conservatory.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Blooming Butterflies exhibit has returned to Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
From now until August 7, guests can enjoy 19 different species of free-flying butterflies inside the tropical Bolz Conservatory.
Visitors can also learn more about the butterfly life cycle and possibly witness a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis. Some children’s activities include a scavenger hunt which will teach kids about the relationship between plants and pollinators.
Staff say there is a focus this year on butterfly conservation efforts, especially after the monarch butterfly was recently categorized as an endangered species.
On Friday, July 29, Olbrich Botanical Gardens is hosting a Butterfly Action Day which will feature interactive displays about ways to help the monarch population.
“You know a lot of the food that we eat wouldn’t be made without pollination and butterflies,” said Olbrich’s PR & Marketing Manager Katie Nodolf. “We’ve got different local organizations coming to help share ideas and activities and hands on things that people can do to help.”
Admission prices for non-members for the Olbrich Blooming Butterflies exhibit is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 - 12, and free for children five and under. To learn more about the exhibit, click HERE.
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