There is nothing more beautiful than watching a butterfly in flight. So imagine the beauty of watching hundreds of butterflies soaring through the air. Well, you can at the Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience seasonal exhibit in Brookgreen Gardens. The exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants that are home to Monarch, Zebra Longwing, Polydamas Swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Julias, Buckeyes, Queens, Painted Lady, and American Lady.
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
These are just a few of the species that call Whispering Wings home and dozens of other species will be added throughout the season.
All over the world, butterflies are valued for their beauty and currently inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Butterflies belong to the Lepidoptera order of insects. They are cold-blooded and depend on the sun to regulate their temperature. They are essential pollinators in the garden and need nectar plants for adult butterflies, host plants to provide food and camouflage for caterpillars, and plants that provide shelter from wind and predators. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where you can observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies.
Interpretive signs throughout the exhibit and benches provide a restful place to watch their delicate beauty in flight.
The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children, for a 30 minute timed visit in addition to garden admission.
There are so many other wonderful events taking place at Brookgreen Gardens throughout the summer so be sure to check out their event schedule at brookgreen.org.