NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Botanical Garden hosted its first ever Butterfly Festival Saturday.
Festival goers were treated to a butterfly parade and a tram ride to the Garden’s butterfly house for an up-close experience with butterflies and caterpillars.
The festival also featured food vendors, children’s music and other activities for kids. This included the opportunity to be part of the Garden’s Project Milkweed. Patrons were able to buy a milkweed plant, the primary source of food for the Monarch butterfly, which is seeing populations decline due to loss of habitat and pesticides and is the subject of a new exhibit, according to the Garden’s website.
For more on Project Milkweed visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org.