July 18th, 10AM - 2PM
Join us for our annual celebration of butterflies, bees, and blossoms!
Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County and partner organizations for a day of family fun activities, exhibits, and presentations as we celebrate butterflies, bees, and all of our beneficial pollinators. Where would we be without ‘em?
Events and Activities
The event begins with our Pollinator Parade! Come dressed as your favorite pollinator. During it's inaugural year - the pollinator parade featured butterflies, bees, birds, and even a grasshopper and gravity! Show off your creative spirit at this years' parade. Begins at 10AM at the upper parking area.
Add a tile to our Monarch Mosaic - a travelling art exhibit designed to build awareness of the decline in populations of the monarch butterfly.
displays and exhibits
Enjoy the many displays and exhibits from Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and our event partners (see list below).
Have your photo taken in our shutterbug booth as a colorful critter.
Make your own butterfly net with Shaver’s Creek
Make your own butterfly net from recycled materials. Practice using it at Tudek Park in the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden. You’ll find out which Pennsylvania native plants are key to their survival! This program is a joint partnership with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County. Material for nets are available while supplies last.
Caterpillar cookies and butterfly life cycle
Decorate delicious caterpillar cookies and learn about the butterfly life-cycle.
The Great Scavenger hunt
Explore the habitat and get your passport stamped as you learn interesting tid-bits and spot some of the many friends who live in the habitat.
FREE BUTTERFLY MILKWEED!
Help the monarchs - 150 free butterfly milkweed plants (Asclepias tuberosa) will be available to take home and add to your garden.
Butterfly weed generously donated by A Greener Garden. Limit 1 plant per household, limited number available, while supplies last.