“Perspectives” Live Butterfly Display
April 8-June 25
At the Conservatory’s newest exhibit of live butterflies, you’ll get at least three perspectives on these winged creatures as well as “up close and personal” time in our exhibit tent! With design input from Ball State University students, the garden offers you views from microscopic, backyard, and global angles. Match our display species with their country of origin. Learn which plants are essential for the caterpillars from which local butterflies grow. And get a super-close look at the awesome wing scales, proboscis, and compound eyes of our butterfly friends. You won’t look at butterflies the same way again. Regular admission applies. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE
Butterfly Volunteers Needed at Conservatory
Training in March to help April-June
Painted Lady Hatch & Release
Saturday, March 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.
Visit the Botanical Conservatory’s Home & Garden Show booth March 2-5 to learn more about butterfly gardening and participate in our public “Hatch & Release” program in late March! The beauty of butterflies isn’t instant; the lifecycle is a process of four stages: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Purchase a Painted Lady caterpillar and hatching kit, then build and decorate your own caterpillar hatchery. Once your caterpillar changes into a butterfly, you can celebrate its flight by releasing it into the Conservatory’s Tropical Garden. If you miss the Home Show, kits can be purchased at the Conservatory Gift Shop starting in March. For more information, call (260) 427-6445.