January 31, 2014 – Are you obsessed with spotting Québec’s largest insect – the crecopia moth – whose wingspan can reach 16 cm, but just can’t find it in the wild? Or do you simply enjoy watching a butterfly flutter by? Then look no farther than the Montréal Botanical Garden. From February until April, some 15 000 butterflies and moths will soar freely throughout the Main Exhibition Greenhouse during the annual exhibit, Butterflies Go Free.
These colourful treasures have delighted and amazed over one million visitors to date. An exhibit in perpetual motion, Butterflies Go Free is a challenge for entomologists and horticulturalists alike: not only must they house and nourish these precious specimens from the four corners of the planet, but they must also encourage reproduction in a controlled environment. Experienced guides are scattered throughout the greenhouse to share their entomological knowledge and to answer your questions. It is a magical outing for the entire family!