CHIPPEWA VALLEY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, beaver creek reserve worked to refurbish its butterfly house.
The facility was showcased today with a grand re-opening.
The butterfly house has been in operation for roughly 20 years but was showing its age.
Beaver Creek’s Executive Director says thanks to donations, the facility can now continue boosting the monarch butterfly population in the Chippewa Valley while welcoming an average of five thousand visitors each summer.
Erik Keisler, Executive Director, Beaver Creek Reserve said, “It’s so fun to have a grandparent bring a grandchild or a parent bring a child to watch those epiphany moments when somebody realizes that a monarch travels 1,800 miles to Mexico and that it can only lay its eggs on milkweed. That’s a really cool lesson and we can teach it in 30 seconds.”