GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – It might be cold outside but a sign of spring arrived in West Michigan Friday afternoon.
The first shipment of butterflies arrived Friday at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
The butterflies from Asia, Africa, Central and South America will be part of the 20th annual Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming exhibition, which is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation.
Around 7,000 butterflies will be released into the five-story, 85-degree Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory to fly freely amongst guests.
The exhibition will open to the public on March 1 and run through April 30.