Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) Trunkline Magazine: March 2017 - Page 17

Butterfl y Exhibit Opening May 20! NEW FOR 2017! Experience hundreds of graceful native butterfl ies sipping nectar from colorful fl owers, basking in the sun- light and fl ying freely as you wander through our new 1000 sq. ft. outdoor fl ight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Free with the Zoo admission May 20 through September 24, weather permitting. Discover your butterfl y IQ. See if you can identify monarchs, swallowtails and painted ladies from amongst over 600 winged beauties representing dozens of native species. Learn about the types of nectar and host plants needed to sustain butterfl ies throughout their life cycle: from egg to caterpillar to chrysalid to butterfl y. If you're lucky, you'll have the chance to see a butterfl y emerge. Bring a camera to capture your encounters with these delicate, brilliantly colored creatures. Leave with a better understanding of the environment and protections needed for the survival of these beautiful animals — plus ways to help them thrive in your own backyard. Our butterfl y adventure culminates with the tagging and release of 1,000 Monarch butterfl ies at Flutter Fest on Sept. 23 brought to you by Louisville's Idlewild Butterfl y Farm. This coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterfl ies. The Louisville Zoo will be designated as a Monarch Way Station. 2017 Season Presented by Read more about this amazing new exhibit at LouisvilleZoo.org/butterfl y Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Spring 2017 • 17