Celebrate butterflies and other pollinators with a day of family fun and educational activities during the annual Flutterby Festival at the Village Arboretum, Pinehurst, September 24, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by the Village Heritage Foundation and the Village of Pinehurst, the daylong event promotes pollinator habitats. In addition, it supports active efforts to conserve the monarch butterfly and other pollinator species. The 10,000-square-foot Native Pollinator Garden, located in the Village Arboretum, was completed in 2020 and includes native flowering perennials, host plants, walkways, and the Pollinator Pavilion.
The event features nature-based educational and fun demonstrations and programs. Learning activities include presentations on the lifecycle, migration, and plight of the monarch butterfly. Live caterpillars, chrysalides, and butterflies offer an understanding of the monarch butterfly’s transformation. Learn about birds, native bees, honeybees, and other pollinator species at exhibits offered by experts. Two Magical Monarch Butterfly Tents provide opportunities to interact and feed hundreds of newly emerged monarch butterflies. Later, visitors may tag and release adult monarch butterflies in time for the insect’s migration to Mexico.
Additional activities include:
Butterfly arts and crafts
Tours of the Native Pollinator Garden
Discussions on native plants
Information on creating a backyard pollinator garden
Enjoy live music provided from the musicians from the Carolina Philharmonic. Refreshments are available for purchase from food trucks. This is a ticketed event. Obtain your ticket at https://ticketmesandhills.com/events/flutterby-festival-9-24-2022-109214. Dogs must be leashed in the park and are not permitted in the exhibit tents or the monarch tagging area.