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Nature Notebook

We are starting to repopulate Sarett’s Butterfly House for the upcoming season running from the end of May through September! We populate the house by receiving shipments via FedEx from licensed butterfly breeders around the country. Typically, the shipments are filled with dozens of butterfly chrysalises, which we then hang up in the “Chrysalis Chamber,” and wait for them to emerge as butterflies. Once they stretch their wings and are ready to fly, we release them into the bigger netted house to fly around and live out the rest of their life, which is usually just three weeks to a few months.

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