UT Arboretum Society Butterfly Festival

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Saturday, July 29, 2017
10 am - 2 pm

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present its Second Annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding grounds, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. It is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. The gate will be open at 9:30 a.m., with coffee and donuts available. The event will take place rain or shine. The event, which drew hundreds of area participants in 2016, is designed for children and adults of all ages. There is ample parking in designated areas of the arboretum adjacent to the event. The day’s highlight will be the release of 100 butterflies, some at noon and the remainder at 2:00 p.m. We invite children to help release the monarch butterflies, which will be offered at a cost of $10 per butterfly. Cash or credit cards will be accepted. This educational and fun activity features two speakers, five local artisans and one native plant vendor, Tennessee Naturescapes of Clinton. Children of all ages will enjoy the UT Insect Zoo, a travelling exhibit of insects. This was a popular feature in last year’s Butterfly Festival as UT entomology graduate students . . .


Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.