Open through September 24; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE with Zoo admission or membership.
Isn’t it wonderful when you suddenly see a pretty butterﬂ y ﬂ utter by? This season at the Zoo, you can
walk amongst hundreds of these brilliantly-colored beauties at the Butterﬂ y n’ Blooms exhibit.
Experience summer in full color as you wander through our new 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor ﬂ ight house featuring
butterﬂ ies sipping nectar from native ﬂ owers, ﬂ ying freely and basking in the sunlight.
Butterﬂ ies are truly beautiful to behold — but did you know they are also helpful to humans?
Butterﬂ ies provide an essential and incredibly valuable ecosystem service; they are pollinators! Many fruits
and vegetables, about 1/3 of the world’s food supply, come from ﬂ owers that are pollinated. Apples, grapes,
and even tomatoes would disappear from stores if we didn’t have bees, butterﬂ ies, and other pollinators.
So, come and let your summer fun take ﬂ ight — and leave with a better understanding of the envi-
ronment and protections needed for the survival of these spectacular creatures. Plus, you’ll learn ways to
help them thrive in your own backyard!
Every Butterfly Needs a Bloom
We have the perfect blooms to delight and sustain
our colorful-winged friends. Below are a just few
you'll see inside and outside our exhibit:
Pale purple coneﬂ ower
Wild blue indigo
New gold lantana
14 • Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Summer 2017