Brookside Gardens - Wheaton, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 03.554 W 077° 02.100
18S E 323925 N 4325320
Quick Description: The Butterfly house is based in the South Conservatory.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2021 8:30:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM13W4W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 5

Long Description:
"From egg to larva (caterpillar) to pupa to adult, the story of butterflies involves transformation, migration and renewal. Those who observe a portion of their amazing life cycle, have a wonderful story to share!

As visitors enter the South Conservatory at Brookside Gardens, they are surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful flowers and going about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind.

Butterflies are not just fun to look at, they are so much more. Why do butterflies matter? They play a number of roles in the ecosystem. They are pollinators, a food source for other species, and connectors in intricate ecological systems.

Wings of Fancy visitors learn about the amazing metamorphosis of the butterfly, the important role they play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens." - Brookside Gardens website (
Town: Wheaton

Name of Science Building (if affiliated): Brookside Gardens Conservatory

Affiliated Website: [Web Link]

Hours of operation:
Daily 0700 - 1800

$8 ages 13+ $5 ages 3-12 Free ages 0-2

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