#122 – Annual Butterfly Festival at the Dunwoody Nature Center – Saturday, June 12, 2010

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When we were in St. Martin last fall, we visited an amazing butterfly farm that focused on the importance of butterflies in our ecosystems and environment. It was such an eye-opening and incredible close-up experience with these beautiful creatures! monarch-butterfly-maura-neill-st-martin-2010-butterfly-farm-365atlanta

Today – Saturday, June 12, 2010 – at the Dunwoody Nature Center, the Annual Butterfly Festival can give you a spectacular butterfly encounter, right here in your own backyard! From 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM (members-only entry from 9:30 to 10:30 AM), you can get an up-close look at hundreds of beautiful, colorful butterflies. With discovery stations, games, crafts, food, and gifts, this annual festival is family-friendly and a fun way to learn about these important creatures. Plus, you can experience a GIANT Greathouse Butterfly Farm tent filled with lively butterflies and beautiful flowers, and maybe even have a close encounter of your very own!

Buy your tickets online by visiting the Dunwoody Nature Center website, or buy them onsite (but note – tickets onsite are CASH ONLY). Tickets are just $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids (kids 2 years and under are free). There’s also a concession stand with yummy treats (also cash only) and live music and a puppet show – it’s a day of eco-friendly fun! Because of the size of the event, there is no parking onsite – you can also find parking instructions on the Dunwoody Nature Center website. You can even bring home some butterfly-friendly plants to attract these lovely creatures to your own garden!

WHERE: Annual Butterfly Festival at the Dunwoody Nature Center – 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Photo Credits: ©2009 Maura Neill

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