Events Calendar

Painted Lady Hatch & Release

Saturday, March 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Visit the Botanical Conservatory’s Home & Garden Show booth March 2-5 to learn more about butterfly gardening and participate in our public “Hatch & Release” program in late March! The beauty of butterflies isn’t instant; the lifecycle is a process of four stages: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Purchase a Painted Lady caterpillar and hatching kit, then build and decorate your own caterpillar hatchery. Once your caterpillar changes into a butterfly, you can celebrate its flight by releasing it into the Conservatory’s Tropical Garden. If you miss the Home Show, kits can be purchased at the Conservatory Gift Shop starting in March. For more information, call (260) 427-6445.