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For third straight year, Butterfly House will be closed for the season

The Whitehouse attraction suffered damage to its glass ceiling in a recent storm and has been having difficulty sourcing materials that would allow them to reopen.

WHITEHOUSE, Ohio — Editor's note: the above video originally aired on April 8.

More bad news for lovers of butterflies in northwest Ohio.

The Butterfly House at Wheeler Farms in Whitehouse will be closed for a third consecutive year.

According to the Wheeler family, a strong storm in April shattered the glass ceiling at the popular site and they have been having trouble sourcing the materials to get it back in a condition that would allow them to open.

The butterfly house features a variety of butterfly species flying freely in a garden setting.

Wheeler Farms says the wind in that storm caught a vent, shattering the ceiling in the greenhouse.

Wheeler Farms says although they have found a source to replace the glass, the mesh netting that keeps the butterflies contained in the greenhouse won’t be available for several weeks.

In addition, a replacement for the retractable shade that controls the indoor temperature in the greenhouse is unavailable.

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Wheeler Farms says the materials are needed to ensure they meet USDA guidelines for safe operation.

The Butterfly House was looking forward to a June 1 reopening after being closed for 2 years due to COVID before the storm hit.

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Wheeler Farms is also known for their other attractions throughout the year, including a large wedding venue, a popular corn maze, a wine room, and the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm.


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