The Paul Smiths VIC Native Species Butterfly House, featuring butterflies and moths in all stages of development, is opening on 15 June 2013. The Butterfly House, which is adjacent to the VIC building, is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, seven days a week throughout the summer. Admission to the VIC Butterfly House is free.
Visitors can view native butterflies up close and learn about the life stages and migratory patterns of these colorful insects. Butterfly House volunteers are available to point out the species of butterflies in the house that day, provide information on the insect's life cycle, and identify specific plants that are favored by each species. Inside the Butterfly House, there are nectar plants for food and host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar feeding. There are also touch boxes and information handouts on butterflies and moths. Outside the Butterfly House is a garden designed to attract butterflies.