Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House

Springfield is extremely fortunate to be home to Missouri’s only native butterfly house, thanks to the vision, dedication and hard work of Dr. Roston, who turned a childhood love of butterflies into a place to inspire the same among the thousands of children who visit each summer. Today, his work is carried on by Dr. Chris Barnhart from Missouri State University and a dedicated group of volunteers and interns.

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available to advance the core Butterfly House and its surrounding support system to maintain this enviable habitat for these indispensable beauties of our ecosystem.

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Gardens Surrounding the Butterfly House

  • The Butterfly Garden
  • Native Shrub Garden
  • Wildflower Garden

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*All Butterfly, Wildflower, and Native Shrub Garden photos courtesy of Aaron J. Scott Photography