Airlie Gardens breaks ground on new butterfly house

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY,  NC (WECT) - Airlie Gardens will be the region's first permanent home for eleven native species of butterflies.

The butterfly house will allow Airlie to provide visitors with a hands-on, face to face experience with some of nature's most delicate creatures.

Visitors can learn about the lifecycles of butterflies and find out how they can help provide the environment butterflies need to thrive in the area.

When the butterfly house is complete it will cover approximately 3,000 square feet and will take the shape of an octagon.

Airlie Gardens is located on Airlie Road near Wrightsville Beach.  For more information, check out

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