The butterfly breezeway greets visitors to our annual Festival of Butterflies — final weekend this Friday to Sunday, August 14-16. The breezeway is filled with wild Monarchs and other butterflies including all stages of a butterfly’s life cycle from eggs to caterpillars, chrysalis and adult butterflies.
Stop in to also cool off in the Visitor Center’s air conditioning and visit the Butterfly Museum. Here you will meet Betsy Betros, local author and naturalist and she will show you some interesting caterpillars and local butterfly and moth collections. Betsy wrote the local book A Photographic Field Guide to the Butterflies of the Kansas City Region. Consider purchasing this beautiful and great resource and have her sign it on the spot!