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Largest exhibit of live butterflies in North Central Texas opens March 1

Posted Jan. 28, 2016

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During the five-week Butterflies in the Garden exhibit, approximately 10,000 beautiful and exotic butterflies of every hue and size will be released in the conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. The exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The exhibit opens March 1 and runs through April 3.

“People will have a chance to walk among thousands of fluttering butterflies from around the world, watch them land on tropical flowers and lush foliage — maybe even on their finger — and learn about the amazing lifecycle of the butterfly,” said Steve Huddleston, assistant director and senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Visitors can experience butterflies from Southeast Asia; North, Central and South America; and Africa. The theme for the 2016 exhibit is “The Mayan Experience.” View Central American butterflies like the blue morpho, the glassy wing, the leaf wing, the mosaic and the Julia longwing.

Proceeds from the event will support public education and environmental projects of the Fort Worth Botanical Society and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, hosts of the event along with the garden and the Fort Worth Garden Club.

Purchase tickets for timed entrance in advance online. Admission is free for children 2 and under; $6 for ages 3-12; $10 for ages 13-64; and $8 for seniors (65 and up). School groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $5 per person.

To learn more, call 817-392-5510.

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