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Frederik Meijer Gardens to welcome butterflies next week
Frederik Meijer Gardens to welcome butterflies next week

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Butterflies will soon be blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, despite the snow.

The first shipment of tropical butterflies for the park’s annual exhibit will arrive next week, on Thursday, Feb. 20.   Meijer Gardens will receive more than 800 tropical chrysalides per week during the exhibition, which runs March 1 through April 30.

The chrysalides will be placed in the Butterfly Bungalow.  When the butterflies emerge, they will be released into the five-story Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory to fly freely amongst guests.   Butterflies are Blooming draws nearly 150,000 guests each year.

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