Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) September 2018 - Page 9

Butterflies n' Blooms FINAL DAYS! "Stunning!" Have you been out to visit our Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit this summer? This 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house is the perfect place to take time out and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Stop in for your last chance to enjoy the rainbow of flowers in bloom and graceful native butterflies fluttering in the sunlight. This limited-time exhibit ends Sept. 23. Gorgeous Butterfly Screensaver FREE "LIFE-LIKE" SCREENSAVER Bring the beauty of nature indoors and enjoy the serenity of stunning flying butterflies and colorful flowers on your computer screen. Instructions and FREE download available at Presented by Flutter fest Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Flutter by the Zoo for a day of unique hands-on fun celebrating the annual monarch butterfly migration. Activities include: • • • • • • Butterfly Tagging. Help us tag more than 1,000 butterflies (first come, while untagged butterflies last) and be amazed at the release during the festival. Tagging monarchs helps to track their migration and monitor their population. Some tagged in 2017 were located in Mexico, over 1,500 miles away! Craft and Activity Stations. Children of all ages can play games and make crafts while learning more about monarchs and their long journey. Education Stations. Visit stations to learn the importance of pollinators and what you can do to help them. Storytime plus Meet and Greet The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Hear the beloved tale of a particularly hungry caterpillar and stick around after storytime to meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Butterfly Talks and Release. Join us at 2 p.m. as butterfly expert Blair Leano-Helvey gives a talk on the importance of pollinators like monarch butterflies. Then watch in wonder as the sky fills with beautiful butterflies during the release of over 1,000 tagged monarchs. Pollinator Parades. Wear your wings and join the fun! Kids can join our special pollinator parade following the butterfly release at 2 p.m. If you don't have your own wings, our gift shop has butterfly wings available for purchase. Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Fall 2018 • 9