Celebrate butterflies and other pollinators with a day of family fun and educational activities during the annual Flutterby Festival at the Village Arboretum, Pinehurst, on September 23, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by the Village Heritage Foundation and the Village of Pinehurst, the event promotes pollinator habitats. In addition, it supports active efforts to conserve the monarch butterfly and other pollinator species. Educational and fun demonstrations and programs include an opportunity to interact and feed hundreds of newly-emerged monarch butterflies in the giant Magical Monarch Tents. Tour the 10,000-square-foot Native Pollinator Garden, completed in 2020 and located in the Village Arboretum, that includes native flowering perennials, host plants, walkways, and the Pollinator Pavilion. Tag and release adult monarch butterflies in the garden in time for the insect’s migration to Mexico.
Additional activities include:
• Butterfly arts and crafts
• Learn about other pollinators like birds and bees
• Discussions on native plants
• Information on creating a backyard pollinator garden
Enjoy live music provided by musicians from the Carolina Philharmonic. Refreshments available for purchase from food trucks. Dogs must be leashed and are not permitted in the exhibit tents or the monarch tagging area.
The event is family-friendly and free. Tickets: www.ticketmesandhills.com.