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Powell Gardens’ Festival of Butterflies Brings New Life to the Metro

Bless the Pollinators

A butterfly at Powell Gardens.
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Families watch in wonder as a string of 10 electric blue butterflies chase each other through the air, diving in and out of jungle foliage.

Powell Gardens has brought together a host of exotic critters for the 24th annual Festival of Butterflies. The event brings attention to pollination and the life cycle of the butterfly.

The garden’s conservatory has been turned into an exotic butterfly house where onlookers can step into a different world and watch the insects flit around, showing off their eye-catching colors and patterns.

“You can’t see these butterflies anywhere else around here,” said Powell Gardens President Tabitha Schmidt.

When the festival concludes Sunday, Aug. 8, the butterflies will be packaged and shipped overnight to a conservatory in St. Louis.

Watch the attached video for a peek inside the festival. Hours and events can be found on the Powell Gardens website.

Catherine Hoffman covers community affairs and culture for Kansas City PBS in cooperation with Report for America.

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