The Butterflies Will be Flying at Meijer Gardens Beginning Tomorrow
Can you belive 7,000 tropical butterflies will be flying about at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park beginning tomorrow, March 1?
How exciting that they're baaaack!
The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition with butterflies from Africa, Asia, South and Central America, is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation.
Approximately 60 colorful species will fly freely in the five-story Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Okay it's a little warm and sticky in there, at 85 degrees and 70 percent humidity, but this balmy environment mimics the tropical regions the butterflies arrive from and they love it.
“This year, our exhibition is truly a feast for the eyes,” explained Steve LaWarre, director of horticulture. “We’ve added more tropical blooms for butterflies to nectar on as well as to enhance the overall experience.”
This much-loved exhibition attracts more than 170,000 visitors from all over the nation every year.
The exhibition is made possible by lead sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, and sponsors Foremost Graphics Group, The Meijer Foundation, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation, Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
This year, all of us at 100.5 FM The River, Townsquare Media, are proud to be the media sponsor.
Butterflies are Blooming runs through April 30.