May, 2015 – Butterfly Day at the Palm Beach Zoo

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Butterfly Day Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

Public invited to attend first-ever event

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is inviting the public to its first-ever “Butterfly Day” on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy a day of butterfly fun with special crafts, a Butterfly Talk, and learning how to make their own butterfly garden at home. All activities will take place at the Zoo’s Monarch Garden.

At 11 a.m., the Zoo will receive a donation check from Monarch Garden sponsor Jarden Consumer Solutions. 

While supplies last, guests can donate $50 to make a stepping stone of their own design for the Zoo’s newly-expanded Monarch Garden. After completing a stone, Zoo volunteers will dry it and place it in the garden for everyone to enjoy. Guests can then come back and see their artwork all year long.

To reserve a space at the stepping stone station during Butterfly Day, email info@palmbeachzoo.org for payment instructions.

“Many people don’t think of the need for conservation when they think of butterflies,” explained the Zoo’s horticulture manager, Donna Porter. “But they are what we can an ‘indicator species,’ which means they show if an environment is healthy.”

“Without butterflies in an ecosystem, we don’t know if other species could survive there,” she continued. “They also serve as a food source for predators such as birds and bats.”

 

About the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others.

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.