While our approach to gardening typically involves Miracle-Gro and a healthy dose of prayer, truly successful gardens rely on a happily balanced ecosystem replete with bees, ants, ladybugs and butterflies. Learn how these tiny powerhouses keep gardens vibrant when you visit Spring Fling at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Take part in games, crafts and other activities designed with the whole family in mind. It's darn near impossible not to catch spring fever when surrounded by the beautiful colors of the season and the wee creatures who revel in its arrival.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat. & Sun. (Apr. 4-26). Butterfly House (15193 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 636-530-0076 or www.butterflyhouse.org). Free with regular admission ($4 to $6).
Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts: April 4. Continues through April 26, 2015