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Discovering Missouri’s Native Butterflies at Powell Gardens

Missouri’s diverse and unique Midwest landscapes provide a home for a variety of native butterflies, each playing an important role…

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Member Perk Alert ✨🦋 

Powell Gardens members get an exclusive sneak peek of Festival of Butterflies TONIGHT (5-8 p.m.)! Enjoy the magic of butterflies and enjoy a beautiful evening in the Gardens. 

Not a member yet? Join today (link in bio) and don’t miss out on this enchanting evening!
Experience the magic of cultures around the world through vibrant performances, delicious cuisine, and beautiful butterflies. Choose one (or all!) of our three incredible nights: 

🌍 July 20: Latin American 
🌺 July 27: Polynesian 
🎉 August 3: Celtic 

Don’t miss out on these unforgettable evenings of celebration and community. Tickets are available online (link in bio). See you there!
We can’t wait to share the magic of Festival of Butterflies with you this week! Purchase tickets online (link in bio) and join us for a special journey through vibrant gardens and colorful butterflies. 

Don't miss your chance to: 
🌿 Wander through butterfly habitats 
🎨 Enjoy fun crafts and activities for the kids 
📸 Take the perfect family selfie 
🍦 Cool off in a Moth Cave or Ice Cream Parlor 

Festival of Butterflies is the perfect summer destination. Get your tickets now and be part of this Powell Gardens tradition! 🌟🐛
Wildflower Week: Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) 
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Flowers: June-July 
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Wild bergamot (commonly called bee balm) is cherished for its minty, fragrant leaves used in tea and dried flower arrangements. Historically, it was used to treat colds, coughs, fevers, and respiratory issues. This plant serves as a crucial nectar source for pollinators, attracting butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds with its aromatic blooms.
Did you know tallgrass prairie is as biodiverse as the Amazon rainforest?

Today, less than 1% of native prairies remain in Missouri. Tallgrass prairies have become one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. 🌎

Powell Gardens is committed to protecting the prairie and our #MidwestSpiritOfPlace. Learn more at powellgardens.org. 

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