By Sally Hedberg
Special to the Town Crier
Although there is a little more than a month left in the summer, the Idyllwild Nature Center still has many special programs for everyone. On the weekend of Aug. 5 and 6, butterflies will be making their annual appearance at Butterfly Daze both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. People can enter butterfly pavilions and observe Monarch butterflies at close range. Volunteers will be there to explain the life cycle of a butterfly and other pertinent butterfly facts.
The Junior Naturalists Program has three more sessions geared to elementary school-age children. All programs are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and include crafts, hikes and snacks, as well as learning about nature. The remaining programs are Aug. 12 and 19. There is a nominal cost for Butterfly Daze and Junior Naturalists Programs.