The Butterflies and Blooms exhibit, one of my favorite things at the Chicago Botanic Garden, opened this past weekend. The exhibit will remain open through the summer months until September 1st. It is open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather permitting. The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the lawn of the Learning Campus at the north end of the Garden. As you stroll through the beautiful garden within the enclosure you will see 100's of butterflies, species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. For more information about the exhibit, visit CBG's website: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/butterflies. For tips on photographing butterflies, please read my article at outofchicago.com.