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Phelan Gardens releases dozens of butterflies in Colorado Springs

Posted at 5:54 PM, Aug 08, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Phelan Gardens brought a little more beauty to Colorado Springs Saturday.

The garden center released dozens of Monarch and Swallow Tail Butterflies in front of a crowd of about 30 people who were on hand to watch.

The butterflies released Saturday are commonly found in backyard gardens.

The center said the release events give families something to do and offer a chance for children to learn more about nature.

"With everything going on with the COVID and everyone being stuck at home, this is just a way to get outside and still socially distance. But to see a little beauty and just kinda celebrate things that are still going great. Butterflies are always seen as a beacon of hope and that's what we love to look at them as here," Garden Gift Manager, Andrew Cronk said.

Phelan Gardens does a release event every three to four weeks when they have adults ready to be set free.