BUTTERFLY house

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

The butterfly house is open now at Midlands dow gardens.
If you have never been there, you really should make it a point to go.
Its a huge GH filled with flowering plants and butterflies and birds. The butterflies fly around freely and even land on you. They have a activity barn with stuff for the kids to make and this weekend there is a clown and the man that does the glass blown butterflies.

I love going there-remember its a chilly walk out to the butterfly house but once inside, very warm and toasty. Wear bright colors to attract the butterflies to you.

We are going later today and again and again till it closes!

Dont forget your cameras!!!!!!

ooops i forgot the link:
http://www.dowgardens.org/events/events.html

This message was edited Mar 12, 2005 10:50 AM

Au Gres, MI(Zone 5a)

Dori......My Garden Club is planning a day trip there in a few weeks......

Deann

south of Grand Rapid, MI(Zone 5a)

Fredrick Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids ) has theirs open too - absolutely stunning!!! They land on you and they have a hatching area also. Nice and toasty place to spend a day...

Allen Park, MI(Zone 6a)

we go up there 2-3 times a year, its agreat place

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

here is the where they hatch-lots to go!!

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

one that wants out to the flowers!

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

this is dayme with his friend while we were there!

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

on my Dh hand

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

open winged view

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

we got the season pass cuz im going back several times maybe we can plan to be there the same day!! :)

this is dori and dale(thats me & dh) he heee

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

my two are the "long hairs" on the ends-its the new style growing our hair long
The one in the middle is one of my "twin"nephews!

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

tomorrow i will post the plant that were there!
preview;;;;;;;;;;

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Hobart, IN(Zone 5a)

That is neat, very nice pictures! Bet it felt good to be in that greenhouse, huh?

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Great Pictures Dori, thanks for sharing.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

here are some plants at the butterfly house

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

next

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

next one

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

another

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

another one

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

again

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

this was really pretty

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

zebra :)

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

a bougie up high

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

here are more flowers-i luved it in there

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

flowers flowers flowers

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

They have a orchid room too!

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

another orchid

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

orchid

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

a few more

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

one of the butterflies

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

fern

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

pink amyrillis

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

dont mind my finger-its in alot of pictures i take!

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Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

another view

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East Bethel, MN(Zone 4a)

Michigan State Uninversity has a pretty nice butterfly house too. I haven't been there in about 2 years, but it was great when I was there last.

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

The Detroit Zoo has a butterfly house too.

Olathe, KS(Zone 6a)

That is very cool. They didn't have that when I lived in Midland.
Boy the Dow family sure spends a ton of cash making that city beautiful and with their recreation center, that giant sledding hill and tobogan run they built. And now they have this and botanical gardens.It's the most beautiful chemical watseland I've ever seen.
I miss living in Michigan sometimes, except this time of year. I complain about how short the growing season is here!LOL There is something really wrong when winter outlasts spring and summer by as much time as it does up there.
Beautiful pictures, thanks for posting them.

Hobart, IN(Zone 5a)

So pretty. I work at a large garden center. We start planting in January and are still at it. This week we got a bunch of finished (blooming) stuff in cuz we will open on Monday. Some days I can hardly wait to get to work.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

they will be back march 9th!!

Sanford, MI(Zone 5a)

gosh I havent been there in years It's still as beautiful as ever I'm going to have to make a point to get there Its worth the cold trip out to the b.f. house I like to go there any time and just stroll around
Gloria

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