If you love butterflies, you won’t want to miss the annual Butterfly Daze extravaganza, a two-day event at the Nature Center. Expanding Butterfly Daze to two days instead of one enables more families and friends to learn all about butterflies, and join the live monarchs as you step into the pavilion to feed the butterflies a piece of watermelon.

Local expert Bruce Watts will be giving two different talks about the magnificent variety of butterflies to be found in these mountains. Before entering the pavilion to walk amongst the butterflies, each person must name one fact they have learned at the festival. Many want to know how does the Nature Center collect the butterflies? Come to Butterfly Daze and find out.

The Nature Center also is recruiting volunteers to help with Butterfly Daze. A volunteer might help children with crafts or assist for short periods of time in the Butterfly Pavilion.