Meijer Gardens is making tickets available for me to visit once again (this time with grandchildren) and after our visit, I’ll write again to share what we experienced, but for today, I’d love to give you an idea of what you will see if you visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit.
- There’s the Caterpillar Room - “The Caterpillar Room is home to the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly during our Butterflies Are Blooming spring exhibition from March through April. Guests can watch as tiny black and yellow caterpillars feed on milkweed, spin a cocoon and emerge as Monarch butterflies.”
- The Butterfly Bungalow – “The butterflies emerge from chrysalides, or cocoons, daily at the Butterfly Bungalow. To help ease their transition to the open conservatory, staff will collect and release adult butterflies throughout the day.”
- Butterfly feeding stations – “Feeding stations provide a great spot to closely watch and identify butterflies as they feast on a honey-water solution. Also look for trays of juicy, overripe fruit.”
- On a nice Spring Day, go outside and discover the . . . “The Butterfly Maze, solve it by navigating the right path and ring the bell to sound a victory.”
- Tropical plants and birds! “Within the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory over 500 species from five continents are displayed in a lush, verdant setting including waterfalls, streams and bridges, as well as varieties of tropical birds.”
- Carnivorous Plants! “The Kenneth E. Nelson Carnivorous Plant House is the only publicly displayed plant collection in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to carnivorous plants.”
- The Children’s Garden with the treehouse, Great Lakes Garden, Kid Sense Garden, Log Cabin and so much more!
- The Japanese Garden and, So Much More!