Oct 24th, 2014

Our Butterflies Arrived Safely in Tucson!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Last week we told you about our butterfly round-up.  At the close of Butterflies LIVE we sent 194 butterflies from the exhibit to Tucson Botanical Gardens. Tucson just sent this note with these pictures, “There were three families in the exhibit when the package arrived so those children (and moms) were able to participate by holding some of the butterflies until the butterflies flew off. Usually we have a no touch policy but in this case we made an exception — and it was a hit with the families….Thank you very much for all the butterflies.”

Entrance to the Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion at Tucson Botanical Garden

The box of butterflies arrived safely at the Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion, Tucson Botanical Garden.

girl with long wing butterfly

Families had fun helping the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden butterflies get settled in their new home.

boy with birdwing butterfly

Waiting for the butterfly to be ready to fly after waking up from the trip.

Butterfly charmer

Butterfly charmer

man with butterfly

Holding a butterfly, waiting for it to be ready to fly.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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