MOLBAK'S BUTTERFLY GARDEN

and MICROSOFT POLLINATOR PATIO

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Molbak's Butterfly Garden

Closed for the season

Take a walk in a beautiful garden while butterflies fly around you! Molbak’s Butterfly Garden is home to up to 500 free-flying butterflies representing at least 15 species native to North America. You'll learn about the butterfly's life cycle while watching new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises before flying free in the garden.


Microsoft Pollinator Patio

Open year-round

Want to attract beautiful butterflies and other pollinators to your own backyard? This garden is full of ideas and actions you can take on behalf of native pollinators such as hummingbirds, beetles, bees and flies. Before you leave, take a sneak peek at the zoo's Silverspot Butterfly Lab where zookeepers and teen volunteers hatch and raise endangered Oregon silverspot butterflies for release into protected wild habitat.

 

Pollinator Toolkit

 


 

Selecting Plants for Pollinators

A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers, and Gardeners in the ecological region of the Pacific Lowland Mixed Forest Province.

This regional guide is just one in a series of plant selection tools designed to provide information on how individuals can influence pollinator populations through choices they make when they farm a plot of ground, manage large tracts of public land, or plant a garden.

Read the guide

RESOURCES

 

Saving Northwest Butterflies

Giving endangered butterflies a headstart before releasing into protected Northwest coastal grasslands.

Find out more

 

BEE HOUSE TIPS    

ABOUT PESTICIDES    

PLANT GUIDE    

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Butterfly Identification Guide

See the most common species in the Butterfly Garden.

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