Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Butterflies & Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Butterflies & Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. Open now through September 2, 2019, the exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.

Up to 500 butterflies can be seen at any one visit. Visitors can also observe butterflies emerging through a window into the pupa room.

The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the Regenstein Learning Campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, “weather permitting”.

Check out this video:

(Video and photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden)

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