We conduct butterfly walks during the season from March through October of each year. The walks are held at state parks, nature preserves, and botanical gardens within the Piedmont. Walks range from one to four hours in duration, canvassing multiple miles across natural terrain or trails.
Participating in a walk is an excellent opportunity for exercise, development of butterfly and plant identification skills, photography, and citizen science. The walk leader keeps track of all butterfly sightings and reports them to either the state or a national sightings database.
Wednesday Walks at Botanical Gardens
Wednesday Walks are designed for those who wish to see butterflies without requiring an intense physical hike or walk, a long drive to a remote location, are new to butterflying, or are a seasoned expert wanting to have a relaxing stroll. The gardens have public bathrooms, other amenities, and are conveniently located.
In April and May we will be hosting walks from 1-3 PM at one the area botanical gardens, weather permitting. No walks will be conducted June through August. Walks will resume in September and continue into October as weather permits. This scheduling will allow for seeing early spring butterflies and then late season migrants.
Join us for a Wednesday Walk!
Butterfly Walk Preparedness
When you join us for a walk we want you to have an enjoyable experience! We have found that the following items are an essential part of a butterflyers accoutrements. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, needs, or special considerations you may have before joining us on a walk.