Native butterfly species thrive in local butterfly house
An egg brings forth a caterpillar, the caterpillar changes into a chrysalis, and from a chrysalis comes a butterfly. These changes in a butterfly reveal so much about the life cycle and are fascinating for the young and old. Dr. Chris Barnhart, professor of biology at Missouri State University, discusses native butterflies and the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House in The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.
This summer, the Roston Butterfly House will be open during the Monday-Friday from 5 p.m.-dusk and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The house will also be open on Independence Day.
For more information on the Roston Butterfly House, contact Lisa Bakerink, president of the Friends of the Garden, at (417) 891-1650.
For more information on the Butterfly Festival, contact Cindy Willis at (417) 522-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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