IBBA Butterfly Gardens & Exhibits
Butterfly Gardens and Exhibits operated by, or recommended by, IBBA members
|Greathouse Butterfly Farm Travelling Exhibit
Seen here at the Botanical Gardens at USF, June 2007.
Photos by Dean Kirkwood
Frame and roof
The frame consists of 10' X 20' EZ-up structures. The USF exhibit is 20' X 20' and uses two of the 10 X 20's side by side. (We have four of the 10 X 20's and can put up a 20 X 40 exhibit This year we have not used the 20 X 40 at all.) The frame is covered with alum-a-net shade cloth and is tailored at the corners so that it fits over the frame snuggly with no "traps" where butterflies can get caught. The entrance and exit doors use "freezer door strips" and include alcoves.
We put 200 1gal and 30 3gal flowering plants in this exhibit. There are usually 300 to 400 butterflies flying about. We also use different props including butterfly feeders, butterfly hatcheries, puddleing dishes, terrariums with caterpillars, and cages with 'special butterflies.' There are also signs, signs, and more signs. On top of all that we usually schedule a couple of feeding sessions each day when our guests get to 'hand feed' the butterflies. Sometimes we get a bit more artistic and have background music and various pieces of art (photos, paintings, and/or statuary) integrated into the exhibit.
Traveling exhibits are a lot of work and not an easy way to make a dollar. I could never pull one off without a lot of help. My team on this one did a great job even though it was very hot and very humid. This one was a success. We sold every one of our Adopt-A-Butterfly Science Kits, and all of our nets, pop-ups, and butterfly feeders. We also sold 2/3rd's of the plants we brought. This trip was one of our most successful, but they don't always go so well.
The Greathouse Butterfly Farm Travelling Exhibit at Plano, Texas
Memorial Weekend, 2002.
The Greathouse Butterfly Farm traveling exhibit came from
and various members of the IBBA assisted with visitors and tending the exhibit. Steve and Linda Rogers came early Sunday a.m. and took the photos. The exhibit was held on behalf of Kiwanis Club of Plano.
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Greathouse Butterfly Farm, Inc
20329 NE State Road 26
Phone: (352) 475-2088
Fax: (352) 475-3057
|The Magic Wings Butterfly House
|The Magic Wings Butterfly House is part of the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC. We are the premier butterfly house of the Southeastern US.
We have over 1,000 tropical butterflies fluttering around our year-round 80 degree,
80 percent humidity tropical conservatory. Each day there are releases of beautiful butterflies. In May we are celebrating Moth Mania when we will have different species of moth in the conservatory for the first time.
Visit our webpage HERE .
Museum of Life and Science
433 Murray Avenue
North Carolina 27704
The Butterfly Pavillion
Butterflies Over Texas
Open Seasonally: May - October
8225 Hayworth Highway, Granbury, Texas. Just 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.
Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 5:00 and by appointment.
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Admission: $4.00; $2.00/under 12.
Season pass is $38; $20/under 12.
Texas native butterflies will be flown.
A section of the garden planted in Texas native plants.
Sacha Lodge & La Casa del Suizo
Office address: Julio Zaldumbide #397 y Valladolid, Quito
Tel. (593-2) 256-6090 / 250-9504 / 250-9115 / 250-8872
Fax. (593-2) 223-6521
DON'T FORGET THAT SACHA LODGE WILL NOW OPERATE ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK (except Sundays)!!!!!!
The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is home to a 6,000 square foot butterfly garden. Campus staff and volunteers also raise thousands of butterflies for release each summer. Join us for Butterfly Garden Day each July... call or check our website for dates. Admission is free. Garden is open 8 a.m. to
10 p.m. during the summer.
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