Lost River Cave Seeking Donations for Butterfly Habitat

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — The butterfly habitat will soon be back at Lost River Cave.

But first, habitat officials are launching a campaign that will help fund where the butterflies will be and where visitors will have the chance to interact up close and connect with a part of nature they won’t see. maybe not every day. .

“The goal, as well as our mission, is to connect people to nature,” said Kate Holmes, annual giving manager at Lost River Cave. “The butterfly habitat really connects people with what we like to call a gateway insect, and so they’re really pretty, they flutter around, they’re easy to love. People can learn about insects and insects and connect with nature in this way.”

Holmes also talked about the funding needed to manage butterfly habitat.

“Every year it costs about $20,000 to run the habitat,” she said. “So we get new butterflies every two weeks, which is their lifespan, and they’re a big part of that. It’s donor funded every year, we have a great presenting sponsor again and Bob Hyde on the brink, and the rest is raised through small donations.

The habitat is free for visitors.

If you would like to donate to the habitat, you can stop by the Lost River Cave gift shop or go online to lostrivercave.org/butterfly and click donate.

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