Olbrich Botanical Gardens – Blooming Butterflies

Mid-July to Mid-August

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Olbrich Botanical Garden Butterfly sign

 

Blooming Butterflies cost

Olbrich Botanical Gardens  has many great events throughout the year. In December I went to their Holiday Express. In mid-summer the conservatory is full of butterflies! They get shipments of butterflies still in their Chrysalis, and they emerge inside Bolz Conservatory.  They are emerging inside this case, then are released when ready.

Butterfly hatching at Olbrich

Hatching butterflies at Olbrich

Here are a couple that just hatched and are drying their wings. Those are Gulf Fritillary. Here are six others I saw, the one on the purple cone flower was outside.

Butterfly Collage at Olbrich

Butterfly Collage 2 at Olbrich

 There were others, but many were not yet out of their crysalis yet. To attract more butterflies to your yard, here is an idea they shared with us.

Attracting Butterflies

The outdoor gardens were just as beautiful in full summer bloom.

Olbrich Outdoor Collage

  What a great time to visit the gardens!

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