Tours

Visiting Backyard Butterflies

If you are unable to attend our Open House on the Summer Solstice, we can provide a tour by appointment. A tour typically lasts about an hour or so. We welcome couples, families, homeschool groups, garden clubs, and anyone who is interested and passionate about butterflies! There is a limit of 15 attendees per tour request.

Planning for Your Visit

Our habitat is not the same as visiting a butterfly farm. The presence of butterflies changes daily, and even hourly through the day! If butterfly activity is minimal there is still plenty to see in the habitat! Our habitat supports all kinds of pollinators: bees, wasps, beetles, ants, bee mimic flies, and more. 

Our Habitat is Our Backyard

All visitors must schedule a tour that will be supervised. We are not a public venue.

Weather

Butterflies are solar powered! They do not forage in the rain. We will keep in contact with you about either cancelling or rescheduling your tour date if the forecast calls for stormy weather.

What to Bring

We encourage you to bring your camera to capture photos of butterflies, insects, and flowers. Binoculars aren’t necessary as you’ll be able to get very close to the butterflies. During the heat of summer we recommend bringing cold beverages. 

When to Visit

Visits may be scheduled May through September. The most active time for butterflies begins in late June and continues through mid to late August.

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