FUN LEARNING WITH FLUTTERING FRIENDS
Tyler Arboretum’s annual Butterfly Festival brings fun, education and splendor to nature-loving families
MEDIA, Pa (July 29, 2014) – Have a fun filled day with the majestic monarch butterfly as the annual Butterfly Festival comes to Tyler Arboretum on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.!
Come witness the natural awe and splendor of monarch butterflies and learn about their lives in ways like never before. Get up close and personal to observe these fluttering friends and the plants that attract them in all stages of their life cycle in Tyler Arboretum’s Butterfly House.
However, don’t think the fun ends there! Kids can learn all about other insects that they are likely to run into at Tyler or even in a home garden. Green Partner’s Farm Explorer, a hands-on farm on wheels, provides kids with a memorable and interactive insect learning experience. Crafts and learning activities will be offered as well. Adults can learn about butterfly-attracting plants and how to make home gardens more appealing to these pollinators. Everyone can learn about butterfly migration with a chance to see a real demonstration of monarch butterflies tagging so they can be tracked for the duration their southern migration to Mexico.
“Most people don’t realize how important butterflies (and the pollination work they do) are to the ecosystem,” said Amy Mawby, Director of Public Programs. “Butterflies are elusive creatures that inspire us and spark our interest in the beauty of nature. Seeing and learning about the different life stages of these delicate creatures is a fun family experience enjoyed by young and old alike.”
Fresh gourmet pizza will be available for purchase from the Pizza Wagon. This event is proudly sponsored by Redbud Native Plant Nursery.
The Butterfly Festival is free with admission and no pre-registration is required. This event will take place rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.tylerarboretum.org or call (610) 566-9134.
About Tyler Arboretum
Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, is an important community resource and cultural destination. Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in horticulture, history and the natural world. Its 650 acres of meadows, wetlands and unbroken forest can be enjoyed via over 17 miles of hiking trails. Additional information is available at www.tylerarboretum.org.