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August 2019

Central Park School for Children Habitat Tour

August 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
Backyard Butterflies, 1507 US HWY 70A East
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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We love conducting tours, classes, and workshops for school groups! Please visit our Education Page for information about what we offer and to schedule with us.

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NABA Count: Pilot Mountain State Park

August 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Pilot Mountain State Park, 1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd
Pinnacle, North Carolina 27043
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Left to Right: Common Sootywing, Peck's Skipper, White M Hairstreak, Eufala Skipper, Common Buckeye Caterpillar This count has sighted some butterflies that are uncommon to rare, as well as some that are not seen in the Durham and Orange County area. Meet up is in the parking lot near the restrooms. This count will take place in areas off of trails through tall grasses. We recommend wearing hiking shoes or boots as we will being walking through areas without trails. Long…

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September 2019

Caterpillar Raising Workshop at WBU Chapel Hill

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Wild Birds Unlimited, 1806 M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
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$25

Learn how to raise an Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar into a butterfly during this 45 minute workshop conducted by Lori M. Carlson of Backyard Butterflies and hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited in Chapel Hill. The Fine Print You Really Need to Read Before Registering Before registering please note that your caterpillar may require care for one to two weeks before becoming a chrysalis. There is a very good chance that your chrysalis will hibernate over the winter. Hibernation is from…

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October 2019

Bass Lake Day

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Sugg Farm, 2401 Grigsby Ave.
Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
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We will be conducting education and community outreach at Bass Lake Day. Come by an see what caterpillars or butterflies we have collected from our backyard habitat, recent moth sightings, and more! We plan to have some DIY butterfly related crafts for a quick make & take project.

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Fall Moth Night

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Backyard Butterflies, 1507 US HWY 70A East
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Free

Join us for an evening of moth-ing in our backyard habitat! We will be firing up our 400 watt metal halide and 40 watt UV light to bring all of the moths to the yard! This moth night is a practical supplement to the presentation at Wild Birds Unlimited in Chapel Hill on moths. If you have never attended a moth collecting before, please be aware that you may want to apply sunscreen to your face to prevent skin damage.…

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