Tucked back in a corner of a pasture where the late Governor Winthrop Rockefeller once grazed his prized cattle, you’ll find it. Considered perhaps the most extensive butterfly garden in the state, the site sits on the sprawling natural acreage of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on top of Petit Jean Mountain.
Tour groups, school kids, and horticulturists from the region flock to the Petit Jean garden to see another creature that flocks to the mountaintop: butterflies.
It’s not as simple as "if you build it, they will come." There are major tricks to making the garden successful. Learn more about this amazing natural retreat in this week’s Clean & Green video.
Also, experts at the garden are chronicling the journey of butterflies who migrate to Mexico annually. Learn more about this unique and interesting experiment in this video.