Take The Family To Butterfly Weekend Aug. 9 & 10

Celebrate butterflies and moths through interactive exhibits and activities during Butterfly Weekend at Nixon County Park on August 9 and 10.

The weekend, presented by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation, will feature a variety of special events and programming about these incredible creatures. Hours are 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Butterfly StoryWalk: Walk at your own pace through the woods, past the stream to the meadow in search of insects. Follow the posts and pages of a storybook as you walk the 0.5-mile trail. Held all weekend.

Butterfly Survey: Saturday, August 9 from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. Join a knowledgeable butterfly guide for a hike to count and identify butterfly species. Carpool to various locations to see butterflies. All data will butterfly-17057 1280be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association. No registration required.

Crazy Critters: Saturday, August 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. With the help of a naturalist, search for insects in the sensory garden or lie by the stream looking for insects. Borrow a net and bug box to see these critters up close. Free, no registration required.

Lunch with a Caterpillar Expert: Saturday, August 9 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Have lunch with Penn State Master Gardener Deb Carman and get answers to all of your caterpillar and butterfly questions. Bring a photograph along of a butterfly or caterpillar for identification. Bring your lunch along for a picnic on the front lawn. Free, no registration required.

How You Can Help Butterflies: Saturday, August 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join Penn State Master Gardener Deb Carman to learn how your garden can provide habitat and food for butterflies and caterpillars all year. Free, no registration required.

Monarchs: Sunday, August 10 from 2:30 p.m. until 4 pm. Citizen-scientist and photographer Kim Frey will do a PowerPoint presentation on the amazing life of Monarch butterflies. Also learn how to become involved with citizen science. Free, no registration required

For more information, call the Nixon County Park Nature Center at (717) 428-1961.

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