Butterflies take flight at Springs Preserve

CALLING ALL BUG LOVERS AND TREE HUGGERS. Ahem, please excuse our language; we mean entomology and horticultural enthusiasts. Saturday, March 14 marks the day you’ve all been waiting for: The return of the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve. This seasonal exhibit features hundreds of butterflies including Mourning Cloak, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, American Lady, Monarch and Queen.

Red Postman Butterfly

Witness the steamy love affair between the plants and the butterflies who love them, regardless of how many others have licked their stamens before.

This is kind of a big deal for those of you “in the know.” For the rest of us, this is as close as you’re going to get to butterflies landing on you since that hallucination you had during your experimental mushroom phase in college. The exhibit is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through May 31 and it’s just an additional $2 (for members) or $3 (for non-members) on top of your Springs Preserve admission.

While you’re there, check out Chocolate: The Exhibition. An immersive experience into the world of a lowly little plant that became a cultural phenomenon. This exhibit is traveling across the country and will be leaving Las Vegas on May 3.

Springs Preserve: Butterfly Exhibit


Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Springs Preserve


Born a Buckeye - raised a Hoosier. I grew up in a one-horse town that straddles the Indiana/Ohio state line and until 2006, was in two different time zones. There were three stoplights and a whopping 48 students in my graduating class. Fast forward a few years later, I was bitten by the travel bug and decided to head west. It seems like no matter how long I live here, there’s always something that still makes my jaw drop. That’s what I love about Vegas; you never know what you’re going to see next and that’s what makes living here so much fun. Basically, if you’re bored in this town, there’s something wrong with you…not the city. I’m an avid traveler with an incurable case of wanderlust so stay tuned for all the tours, attractions and shopping adventures that Sin City has to offer.