Fair fans flutter to the butterfly garden
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – More than 600 butterflies can be seen up close and personal at the inside of the Horticulture Building at the Fairgrounds.
The Skyriver Butterfly Exhibit hopes to educate people on the importance of saving and preserving the butterfly species.
The exhibit is one of the more popular exhibits at the State Fair and is described as a nature lover’s dream.
“It is very neat. You come in and interact with them and they land on you and it's educational for our kids,” said State Fair attendee Dawn Laird.
There are more than 600 fluttering monarch butterflies in the garden that mimic their natural tropical habitat.
For many, the main draw is the up close encounter with the butterflies - but for parents and nature lovers – the learning experience is the most important message to take away from the garden.
“It helps folks understand the butterflies and appreciate them and understand the importance of them in the environment also,” said State Fair attendee Dan Rys.
The butterfly garden staff hopes to give fairgoers a deeper appreciation for maintaining the butterflies' habitat so they can survive for many years to come.
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