Every year I look forward to the transition between winter and spring. One event that helps me mark the transition is the annual Butterflies in Bloom exhibit in the conservatory at Dow Gardens. This exhibit features thousands of butterflies and moths from around the world.
Butterflies in Bloom begins next Friday March 4th and continues until Sunday April 17th. The exhibit is open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM daily, with extended hours on Wednesday beginning March 16th.
Admission to Butterflies in Bloom is included with the admission cost to Dow Gardens. A daily admission costs $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children ages 6-17, and and is free for children age 5 and under. I recommend purchasing the annual pass at only $10.00!
If you go, be prepared for crowds (especially on weekends). The butterflies are most active on warm sunny days, but they sit still for photographs best on overcast days.