Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ~ The Annual Butterfly Exhibit ~ Part Four

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Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ~ The Annual Butterfly Exhibit ~ Part Four

Every year the Butterflies are anticipated in Grand Rapids Michigan

by thousands of residentsstarting March 1  through April 30th.

 It is an early glimpse of spring for us, while we still have snow on the

ground. Meijer Gardens brings in hundreds of butterfly cocoons, so we

can see them hatch, and watch them lazily visit flowers, food, and people

on a wintry day here in the north.  They are coming again this year!

If your family hasn't experienced this, you should treat yourself.

 

We took our grandson, Jeffy, last year and we would like to include you

on our butterfly adventure:

 

               meijer gardens butterfly exhibit                                       

 

Above is a picture of the cocoon hatchery, Butterfly Bungalow.

They are kept at a constant high temperature,

so they will hatch. As soon as the group hatches, they are placed in

a resting environment until their wings are dry and ready for flight. 

 

They come from Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. 

Thousands of colorful butterflies fill the 15, 000 square foot conservatory,

lighting on branches, feeding at nectar stations, getting a drink in the

flowing stream, or just enjoying the 80 degree tropical atmosphere.

 

meijer gardens butterfly exhibit

meijer gardens butterfly exhibit

 

 

meijer gardens butterfly exhibit

         

    There are usually additional exhibits and activities for children

     to enhance the butterfly experience

     meijer gardens butterfly exhibit 

 

 

     One of the butterfly feeding stations in the Conservatory.

 

 meijer gardens butterfly exhibit                                            

         A delightful experience for anyone, young or old, capture

         the Butterfly Experience yourself this year!

 

 

If you would like to see more information about Meijer Gardens &

Sculpture Park, Please see my other  articles:

 


 


 

 

                

photos by Bonnie Westbrook

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Oh how awesome. My senior mom would so love that - she loves seeing all the butterflies when she is working on her gardening projects - in fact, she is currently working on a "mini butterfly garden design" to attract even more decorative butterflies into the yard. :) I wish we lived closer so we could attend one of your butterfly exhibits! What a wonderful experience that must be for young and old. Thanks for sharing the information. 

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