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September 9, 2016 | Angie Jewett, Horticulturist

Enjoy the last few days of Butterflies at Chatfield.  Sunday, Sept. 25 is the last day the exhibit will be open this year at Chatfield Farms. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (last entry at 3 p.m.).

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, the residents of Butterflies at Chatfield put on a grand finale display before winter. The plants are at their peak and eight species of native butterflies can be found gliding from flower to flower in search of sweet nectar.

But once night-time temperatures begin dipping below 40 degrees, our butterfly friends will migrate North…yes, I said North. Our butterflies will migrate to Westminster to live out their retirement at the Butterfly Pavilion.

So now is a perfect time to visit Chatfield Farms to observe native butterfly species and learn about native plants you can grow in your own yard to support butterflies in the wild. And in about two weeks, there will be a special opportunity to see our native butterfly species interact with the tropical plants and butterfly species at the Butterfly Pavilion.

Admission to Chatfield Farms is only $5 per car and free for Denver Botanic Gardens members. Admission to the Butterflies at Chatfield exhibit is $4 per person, and only $2 per person for Denver Botanic Gardens members and Butterfly Pavilion members.

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