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Butterflies set to bloom again at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Posted at 10:22 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 22:23:05-05

The butterflies are blooming and ready to make their public debut this weekend.

We got an inside look at the exhibit inside the Lena Meijer Conservatory before it begins Sunday, March 1.

More than 7,000 butterflies made up of 60 tropical species will be flying freely inside.

Laurel Gaut serves as the butterfly wrangler and horticulturist at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

" I will say if you visit it is warm in here, it's about 85 degrees, so make sure you wear layers, just like every good Michigander should,” said Gaut. “If you want butterflies to land on you, I suggest big florals because you want to look like a flower."

The butterflies bring in about 185,000 visitors each year.

"Make sure you come visit and see all the tropical butterflies and get out of the gray weather and into the warm and the green and enjoy some tropical butterflies,” she said.

The exhibit is included with admission.

It runs through April 30.