400 butterflies released in refuge, [Colorado governor] Polis to sign law aimed at Colorado pollinator protections

The Denver Post

May 27, 2022

UPDATE: The bill mentioned in this article, Senate Bill 22-199, was signed into law by Colorado governor Jared Polis on May 27, 2022.

Warmer temps and moisture aligned with the release of 400 native butterflies into a public sanctuary southwest of Denver — amid efforts by Colorado leaders to ensure better habitat for pollinator insects statewide.

This Chatfield Farms Butterfly House — run by Denver Botanic Gardens and the Westminster-based Butterfly Pavilion — opens Saturday on a 700-acre preserve west of Chatfield Reservoir along Deer Creek.

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