Norfolk Botanical Garden Hosts Butterfly Festival

If you like butterflies, the Norfolk Botanical Garden was the place to be Saturday.

The rain didn’t stop the second annual butterfly festival. It offered kids of all ages the chance to learn about butterflies and how they help the local environment.

There was even a butterfly parade.

People even got the chance to buy a milkweed plant. That’s the only food source for monarch caterpillers.

“I think the most important thing is to preserve a natural habitat and plant flowers and post plants that are good for butterflies,” said Charles Johnson of the Virginia Butterfly Society.

If you missed out on today’s festival, don’t worry. You can checked out the garden’s butterfly house all summer.