New butterfly program to focus on home state

Colorado Backyard display opens March 23

Staff Report
Posted 3/13/19

A new display at Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion will focus on the diverse life that surrounds the Centennial State, with a goal of inspiring greater commitment to conserve our natural treasures …

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New butterfly program to focus on home state

Colorado Backyard display opens March 23

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A new display at Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion will focus on the diverse life that surrounds the Centennial State, with a goal of inspiring greater commitment to conserve our natural treasures in Colorado and beyond.

The pavilion opens its latest display, Colorado Backyard, to the public March 23. It features live animals, indoor play structures, an exploration station featuring a virtual reality experience, a rotating exhibit area and invertebrate photography by talented individuals from the community.

The exhibit also hopes to encourage visitors to take small but important actions every day to help that life is protected for the future.

“Colorado Backyard was inspired by feedback Butterfly Pavilion received from members and guests who expressed a deep interest in learning more about the animals and ecosystems right in our backyard,” said Butterfly Pavilion President and CEO Patrick Tennyson. “This insight came as no surprise, as us Coloradans - especially those who frequent Butterfly Pavilion - are known for caring deeply about our natural landscapes.”

Visitors will get to learn about bumblebees living at over 12,000 feet, beetles that are skilled swimmers, wasps with the ability to paralyze tarantulas, spiders that catch pests behind-the-scenes in our homes and many other impressive invertebrates.

Butterfly Pavilion is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 6252 West 104th Ave. Learn more about Butterfly Pavilion by following them on Facebook and by visiting Butterflies.org.

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