The following events are happening in June at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.:
Live Butterfly Exhibit through July 7
The majestic Monarch butterfly is famous for its astonishing annual 5000-mile migration from Mexico to Canada and back. In the midst of the exhibit, visitors can enjoy a personal encounter with hundreds of non-migratory live tropical butterflies as they fly, feed, and offer an array of color. Visitors can also build their Monarch Vocabulary when they visit our “Migrations” butterfly exhibit this month, using an educational scavenger hunt available at the Front Desk. The Conservatory’s Tropical and Desert Gardens will also be open. The “Migrations” butterfly exhibit is sponsored by 97.3 WMEE, ABC21, and the Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation.
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Explore a forest of miniature trees carefully trained and pruned by members of the local bonsai club.
Elms, maples, junipers and other familiar plants look just like their outdoor cousins – but a fraction of their size! Learn about the fascinating hobby or just enjoy “a stroll in the forest.” Bonsai pots and young plants will be available to purchase. All guests visiting this day will get a special discount for admission to the
Bonsai Show and Conservatory gardens: $3/adult, $2/child, Free for ages 2 and under. Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club.
Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the exciting world of exotic butterflies and the Monarch butterfly migration at our summer “Bug Day” event where visitors can take part in activities, games and crafts, all with a “buggy theme.” Guests can create their own “bug” or take home a bug balloon crafted by a local balloon artist. Local experts will show which bugs make good pets, what honey bees need, how to avoid ticks, and more! Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE and ABC 21.
For full details on all events and programs happening at the Botanical Conservatory, go to botanicalconservatory.org.