Visit Isle a la Cache Museum To Learn All About Butterflies

Monarch butterfly on a flower at Al A La Cache Museum.

Everyone who loves the beauty and grace of butterflies will thoroughly enjoy this upcoming event. On August 3rd, the “Butterfly Garden for Adults” event will be held at the ICM Amphitheater at Isle a la Cache Museum. You’ll get to meet other butterfly enthusiasts and learn how to attract butterflies to your garden.

Visitors may also bring adult beverages to this special event. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as some activities may take place across uneven terrain.

If you’ve never given these beautiful insects a moment’s thought, you may enjoy learning about them at this event.

The Butterflies Fluttering in Romeoville

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has identified six of the most common butterflies you’ll see in Chicago parks and gardens. They are the Monarch, Painted Lady, Viceroy, Red Admiral, Cabbage White, and Black Swallowtail.

Many of us are undoubtedly familiar with the Monarch, a striking North American butterfly. Monarchs and Viceroys resemble each other, with their unique black and orange wings. However, Monarchs survive on a steady diet of milkweed, which makes them poisonous to birds. Interestingly, birds also avoid eating Viceroys because they resemble Monarchs in appearance.

Apartment Life with Butterflies

Nevertheless, you don’t need to plant a conventional garden to enjoy the company of butterflies. Instead, head to the garden center and pick up potted daylilies, lantana, beebalm, milkweed, hibiscus, or verbena. Be sure to include several varieties of these flowers on your porch or patio. Butterflies love bright colors and will flock to your patio before long!

The HighPoint Community Is the Perfect Place For You And Your Butterfly Friends

Ready to welcome these beautiful insects into your life? If so, come explore the beautiful grounds at HighPoint Community Apartments. Aside from our friendly and vibrant community, you’ll also have access to luxurious amenities to enjoy at your leisure. Best of all, your butterfly friends will love it here, as well. For more information or to schedule a personalized tour, contact us today!

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