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Hey! It’s Butterfly Day ….

Hey! It’s Butterfly Day

at Springhouse Gardens

Here’s something fun for kids and kids-at-heart to do today.  Springhouse Gardens will be hosting its 2nd Annual Butterfly Day today, June 9th, starting at 10 a.m.  Participants will have the opportunity to join regional authors Judy Burris & Wayne Richards, authors of The Life Cycle of Butterflies and their new book The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs for a morning of learning & exploring the world of butterflies and garden insects.  Springhouse owner Richard Weber notes, “These books have served to enlighten readers of the amazing yet tiny world in which so many of these creatures dwell.  The authors will bring this eye opening experience to life as we tour the gardens and dive into this often overlooked world.”

Last year, they painted the trunk of a tree with taste-temptations the insects couldn’t resist, I think including fermented fruit mush, molasses, and beer…. You never know who’ll show up for a sip.

Springhouse gardens is at 6041 Harrodsburg Rd., Nicholasville, KY – 3 miles south of Lexington on U.S.68

More information at 859 224-0033.

Say Hi, Butterfly! Kentucky Native Plant Garden Tour


Kentucky Native Plant Garden Tour June 26, 2011    2-5 p.m.  Free!

Visit three diverse Lexington gardens that feature native Kentucky plants.  The owners will be available to talk about their gardens and answer questions about the special benefits and challenges of  landscaping with natives.   Locations are….Click here to continue …
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Butterflies Wingin’ It at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, only a mile or two from the Ohio River just east of Louisville, is a 168 acre green space  in the Goshen community.  With fields, woods, and meeting facilities to roam, it’s a relaxing place to share nature with children, or to take a quiet stroll along woodland paths.  The open-air access to the natural world has a homey, old-time feel, perhaps because it was once a farm owned by the Creasey and Mahan family, or perhaps because the current staff knows not only about nature, but about making visitors feel welcome.       You can check out the many special events scheduled for coming months by   CLICKING HERE: CREASEY MAHAN NATURE PRESERVE  

Butterflies are on the agenda for Saturday, Auguest 21….   Read on for the announcement  Director Tavia Cathcart  has shared..   Butterflies Are Free!  Open House Saturday    This is a fun and free event for the entire family.

Bring the entire family to learn about butterflies! You’ll be able to view them up close in our butterfly pavilion. (Every butterfly will be collected on the preserve and released without harm.) There will be free kids crafts, as always! Join the Butterfly Safari with expert Corinne Mastey, and Butterfly Bingo with June Sandercock.  Our web site features a butterfly slideshow so you can practice identifying some of those you might see at the Open House. 

Butterfly Open House Saturday

When: Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The Nature Center at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Rd., Goshen, KY 40026

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