We offer customizable classes, workshops, presentations, and butterfly walks for homeschoolers, educators, and organizations.Learn more>>
Have us participate at your public event or give a presentation to your group or organization!Learn more>>
We have a selection of butterfly host and nectar plants April through September to assist you in creating a backyard habitat or butterfly garden.Learn more>>
To provide education, engage our community, and create backyard habitats.
Artwork by Beverly Overby Dyer
Additional ways we fulfill our mission
Who We Are
Backyard Butterflies was found in April 2018 by Lori M. Carlson and John F. Jarvis. We are incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the state of North Carolina. We are in the process of applying for federal tax exempt status as an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Lori M. Carlson
Lori conducts the Education and Community Outreach aspects of Backyard Butterflies. She can spend many enrapt hours observing the insects in the habitat and photographing them. During the winter months she wishes she could hibernate like a Swallowtail chrysalis.
John F. Jarvis
John manages the Backyard Habitat aspect of our mission. He tends to the yard and all plant propagation. He records butterfly sightings in the yard while working in the habitat. He spends the winter stratifying and germinating seeds.
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