Perhaps the equivalent of the parrot in terms of color and patterned beauty, sans the talking, the butterfly is the insect world's flying stained glass. Each gossamer pair of wings an independent work of natural art, the flight of thousands of butterflies simultaneously is truly a sight to behold. And beginning May 25th through October 14th, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens will be home to thousands of butterflies on display in North Conservatory garden. Visit the Conservatory between 9 am and 5 pm and witness the jovial flight of the butterflies throughout the garden. Be aware that butterflies do not fly at night and they are most active on bright sunny days. The exhibit will highlight tropical species from Central America, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa, along with species some may or may not be familiar with from North America. Not exactly a formal tour, visitors are encouraged to roam the North Conservatory and revel in the peace associated with the calming, erratic flights of so many colorful insects. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the butterflies. The regular garden admission of $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for children ages 3-12 (children under 3 get in free!) gets you in to the Butterfly Exhibit at no additional charge.