Walk among butterflies at Monarch Madness June 8 in Botanical Gardens

Monarch butterfly by Kristy Swanson from Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Photo by Kristy Swanson, courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Walk through an enclosure filled with monarchs and other native butterflies during Monarch Madness from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

The exhibit will include native plants that the butterflies need to eat, to lay their eggs on and, in short, to survive.

Folks from the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm in Clarence will be on hand to talk about the butterflies. There will also be activities for children about butterflies and other pollinators.

Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55 and older) and students (13 and older with ID), $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for members and children 2 and under.

Monarch Madness on June 8 is the only time you will be able to walk among the butterflies, but the live butterflies will remain on display this summer. You’ll also be able to see a display of chrysalises in various stages, and if you’re lucky, be able to see a butterfly emerge from the chrysalis.

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3 Comments on “Walk among butterflies at Monarch Madness June 8 in Botanical Gardens

  1. Could I set up a small group to come and do the walk among the butterflies? I work for a group home and I think they’d enjoy this outing.

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