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May 2019

Butterfly Day at Big Bloomers Flower Farm

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Big Bloomers Flower Farm, 275 Pressly Foushee Rd
Sanford, North Carolina 27330
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Caterpillar Workshop at Butterfly Day Come join us for our annual Butterfly Day hosted at Big Bloomers Flower Farm in Sanford! We will have our usual set-up and display, conduct a free caterpillar raising workshop (normally $25), and give a talk about creating your own backyard butterfly habitat. We will also do a butterfly release in the afternoon if we have them available. No registration is necessary. Caterpillar availability for workshops is subject to Mother Nature. The workshop is conducted…

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Wednesday Walk: Picture Creek Barrens

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
McDonald’s Butner, 1543 NC-56,
Butner, North Carolina 27522
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Left to Right: Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), Tall barbara's buttonns (Marshallia legrandii), False indigo (Baptisia australis), Downy wood mint (Blephilia ciliata), Smooth coneflower (Echinacea laevigata). Meet up for this walk will be at the Butner McDonald's off of I-85N as the access location for this site has no address. We will be parked at the back of the lot and will not be inside the restaurant. We will then drive to the walk location from the restaurant. Note that the time…

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June 2019

NABA Count: Weymouth Woods

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weymouth Woods Sandhills NP, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road
Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387
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Meet up will be at the Visitor’s Center in the morning. This location offers a pleasant walk through stands of pine forests. Pathways are packed sand. Wearing sturdy walking or hiking shoes is recommended along with long sleeves and pants as we will go off trail in some locations to look for as many butterfly species as possible. It is recommended you use a good bug spray, wear sunscreen, and carry water with you. Be sure to bring with you…

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Annual Open House & Plant Swap 2019

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Backyard Butterflies, 1507 US HWY 70A East
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Join us for our 3rd Annual Open House & Plant Swap on the Summer Solstice! How the Open House works We open our habitat to allow members of our community to come see how we created our garden and habitat, maintain it, changes we make, and what we continue to learn from observing it in action. We offer a guided tour of the habitat telling our story, showcase our favorite plants, discuss how everything has a role in the habitat,…

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Annual Open House & Plant Swap 2019

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Backyard Butterflies, 1507 US HWY 70A East
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Join us for our 3rd Annual Open House & Plant Swap on the Summer Solstice! How the Open House works We open our habitat to allow members of our community to come see how we created our garden and habitat, maintain it, changes we make, and what we continue to learn from observing it in action. We offer a guided tour of the habitat telling our story, showcase our favorite plants, discuss how everything has a role in the habitat,…

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