Long Leaf Pine Festival 2019

Harris Lake County Park

Join us at the Long Leaf Pine Festival at Harris Lake County Park! We will have a limited selection of host and nectar plants available for purchase. As always, we will bring with us any live caterpillars or butterflies that are currently available from our habitat. We will have a special exhibit about woodland butterflies. […]

Annual Open House & Plant Swap 2019

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Join us for our 3rd Annual Open House & Plant Swap on the Summer Solstice! How the Open House works We open our habitat to allow members of our community to come see how we created our garden and habitat, maintain it, changes we make, and what we continue to learn from observing it in […]

National Moth Week: Adult Moth Night

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Join us at Backyard Butterflies for Adult Moth Night in celebration of National Moth Week! We are firing up our moth lights in the backyard! Come see what we attract to our collecting sheet! Please bring a flashlight or wear a headlamp. You may wish to apply bug repellent. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and […]

Free

National Moth Week: Family Moth Night

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Join us at Backyard Butterflies for Adult Moth Night in celebration of National Moth Week! We are firing up our moth lights in the backyard! Come see what we attract to our collecting sheet! Please bring a flashlight or wear a headlamp. You may wish to apply bug repellent. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and […]

Free

Raise a Caterpillar Workshop

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Join local butterfly expert and enthusiast LM Carlson in learning how to raise an Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. During the workshop you will learn about the life cycle of the butterfly, unique characteristics of Swallowtail butterflies, and how to care for both the caterpillar and chrysalis.

5th Annual Open House & Plant Swap

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Join us for our 5th Annual Open House & Plant Swap. Learn how to create a butterfly habitat in your backyard and interact with butterflies.Tickets are donation-based with a suggested donation of $5 per ticket. Please visit the event webpage to get tickets. This event is one day only, rain or shine. Parking is extremely […]

5th Annual Orange County NABA Count

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Citizen Scientists Wanted Join us for the 6th conduction of the Orange County NABA Count! If you are not familiar with what is a NABA count, please visit the NABA website for more information. All butterfly identification skill levels are welcome to participate. We welcome any amount of time you can provide to cover designated areas […]

Earth Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Sylvan Heights Bird Park 500 Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck, North Carolina

Backyard Butterflies will be at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, NC to participate in their Earth Day event. More info and links will be posted in 2022.

Wednesday Walk: August 3, 2022

NCBG 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Join John for this week's Wednesday Walk held at the NC Botanical Gardens. All ages welcome, no experience necessary as John will teach you how to identify butterflies as you walk through the gardens. We strongly suggest you bring with you water or other hydrating beverages. This walk is subject to cancellation due to weather. […]

Free

6th Annual Orange County NABA Count

Backyard Butterflies 1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough, NC

Citizen Scientists Wanted Join us for the 6th conduction of the Orange County NABA Count! If you are not familiar with what is a NABA count, please visit the NABA website for more information. All butterfly identification skill levels are welcome to participate. We welcome any amount of time you can provide to cover designated areas […]

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