Celebrate pollinator power with the Chattahoochee Nature Center

22nd Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival returns June 5 and 6

22nd Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival
June 5 from 9AM-3PM and June 6 from 12-5PM
Ticket Price: $12 general public/$10 CNC members (children 2 and under free)
Special thanks to Northside Hospital

 

Celebrate pollinator power with the Chattahoochee Nature Center

22nd Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival returns June 5 and 6

 

ROSWELL, Ga. – Have you seen butterflies sleep? They hang upside down under leaves and branches during the night. When the temperature warms up, they unfold their wings and start fluttering.

Experience the magic of being up close to butterflies and creating memories for all of June and July at the Chattahoochee Nature Center special thanks to Northside Hospital.

The season takes flight June 5th and 6th at the 22nd annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. This North Atlanta tradition invites visitors to get a close-up view of the colorful butterflies and learn about the power of all pollinators. Butterfly gardens, butterfly school, and plenty of family fun await visitors for the two-day festival.

The Butterfly Festival is the grand opening for the famous Butterfly Encounter which remains open through August 8. This large, enclosed greenhouse features hundreds of butterflies flitting around the native plants they love to eat.

The popular Monarch butterfly is just one of the colorful species you will find in the Butterfly Encounter. This butterfly is known to migrate the longest distance, each year flying from northern America down to Mexico. They can travel up to 2,800 miles or more one way! What you may not know is that it only likes to lay eggs on the milkweed plant. If there are no milkweed plants available, the butterfly will not lay its eggs, leading to population decline. Like other pollinators, such as bees, butterflies have an important role to play in our ecosystem. Learn all about pollinators and the plants they love when you visit.

It’s easy to get up close to the butterflies, and you even have a chance to feed them using a nectar stick. Each of the species in the encounter is native to Georgia, so you are sure to walk away more familiar with our local species and butterfly biology. Be sure to bring your camera; the Butterfly Encounter is an exhibit where memories are made, and photos that will are taken become your personal keepsakes.

The Butterfly Festival is June 5th and 6th and marks the opening of the Butterfly Encounter. Visit CNC’s website for ticketing information. Tickets are timed and limited and walk-ups may not be accommodated. Purchasing tickets in advance guarantees admission. The Butterfly Encounter outdoor exhibit is open to the general public daily from June 7 until August 8 and is included with general admission to CNC and free to CNC members. You can become a CNC member and see the butterflies all summer long.

For more information on the Butterfly Festival, visit https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/butterfly-festival/.

Please note: There is local construction in the area and the Chattahoochee Nature Center can only be accessed from the east near Azalea Drive. CNC is open during construction and we can’t wait to see visitors this summer. For more information, please visit https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/visit/.

 

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About the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Chattahoochee Nature Center was founded in 1976, and we focus on our mission of connecting people to nature. For over 40 years, CNC has welcomed thousands of visitors to our 127 acres of forest, wetlands, and riverside habitat. We also preserve the natural splendor of the local area, presenting a bountiful setting for your special day, as well as provide rehabilitation for over 600 raptors, reptiles, and amphibians each year. 

 

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Press Contact:
Tracy Begley, Marketing Specialist
marketing@chattnaturecenter.org
770-992-2055 x245
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075