Butterfly Exhibit At The Tulsa Zoo


Thursday, May 11th 2006, 10:19 am

By: News On 6


Butterflies are back at the Tulsa Zoo.

The News on 6 got a sneak preview Thursday at the Wings of Wonder exhibit. It features a 2,300 square foot butterfly garden with flowering plants, stone pathways and water features. The exhibit allows visitors the opportunity to walk through a garden setting and observe more than 20 North American species of butterflies and moths.

The butterflies were brought in from somewhere else, packaged in wax paper envelopes. Tulsa Zoo curator Darell Pickering: "The wings are folded up to allow it to fit in here. That keeps the wings from being damaged during shipment because they are kinda fragile. And then once you get the butterfly you simply open the container up and normally they'll crawl out."

Wings of Wonder opens Friday and will be open through September. It costs $1 to get in, along with the regular Tulsa Zoo admission.
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