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Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 2, 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 2, 2022

| Included with general admission

Visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will have the opportunity to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more.

The butterfly house is regularly stocked with an assortment of native butterfly species, which varies throughout the exhibit. Guests may even get to see a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis. Inside the butterfly house, nectar plants are also available to feed the adult butterflies. There are even a few host plants for caterpillars to feed on (“host plants”).

The butterfly garden, too, is filled with nectar plants and host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. Guests may even find a few ideas to try in home gardens, which can in turn help pollinators on a broader scale. From time to time, other species of wildlife that feed on insects or the nectar plants may also be found in the butterfly garden, including hummingbirds. This area is also a great setting for nature photography. The Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden is sponsored by NBC5.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Included with general admission
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Website:
www.heardmuseum.org/butterflies

Organizer

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Phone:
9725625566
Email:
sjennings@heardmuseum.org
Website:
http://www.heardmuseum.org

Venue

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Phone:
9725625566

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