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Canceled – Greensboro Arboretum
May 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
The Greensboro Arboretum is a long narrow 17-acre “island” located in the Lindley Park neighborhood. It has about 2 miles of trails and paths, most of which are paved. Meet just inside the entrance next to the Education Center. For information about the park, go to the following website: http://www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.php.
Register here or contact the field trip coordinator, Don Allemann, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to participate. Participants are welcome to come without contacting the coordinator, but you may miss us if there are last minute changes in the trip details. Trip coordinators will contact those who register with updates on weather issues, changes in timing or meeting places, and other details.
We will explore several sections as time allows. Near the entrance to the arboretum are informal flowerbeds around a vine arbor that attract many butterflies and other pollinators. An adjacent small creek has milkweeds and other wild plants that usually are left un-mowed. This combination often draws butterflies to the park, especially if it has rained recently. A paved walkway will take a visitor several hundred yards along the creek to the official butterfly garden that is in the shape of two butterflies around a small pool. As trees have grown up around the garden, the site has become shaded part of the day so there may be more butterflies along the creek than actually are in the garden.
This will be a fun butterfly walk for the more seasoned butterfliers, as well as butterfly photographers, beginners, and older children who are accompanied by an adult. Guests are welcome but no pets, please.