The house, located in Glenmoore, might be replaced by a butterfly garden.
Citing financial reasons, Chester County decided to shutter the Butterfly House at Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore. The house closed July 23. It might be replaced by a butterfly garden: According to Chester County communications coordinator Rebecca Brain, Springton Manor received a shipment of 240 butterfly chrysalides a month ago, but not all hatched into butterflies. So, did the butterfly house just open its doors and set the inhabitants free? Nope—the colorful insects were allowed to live out their natural, relatively short lives in the house. "Many of them are not native," Brain said. "So, as part of an agreement with the USDA, no butterflies were ever released."