Butterflies at Hartman Arboretum

Evansville — Come see the butterflies at Hartman Arboretum! Similar to an open house, but with a focus on butterflies, Master Gardeners will host a Butterfly Visit Day on Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. The Arboretum’s wildlife garden, which is designed around butterflies, and its curators, the Master Gardeners, will be featured at this event. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies as well as their host and nectar plants. With any luck, some newly hatched butterflies may be released during the event.

Hartman Arboretum is located northwest of Evansville at 5939 Spirit Trail. It is one-half mile north of State Road 66 (Diamond Ave) at Hwy. 65 (Cynthiana Road) near the German Township Booster Club. Follow the gravel road into the Arboretum.

Check out the Arborteum’s website – www.hartmanarboretum.org – and Facebook page for more information. For specific questions about this educational program, call Hartman Arboretum at 812-963-5418 or email 5103arb@gmail.com.

You may have an opportunity to hold a monarch butterfly at Hartman Arboretum.

 

It’s almost certain that you’ll spot a tiger swallowtail; they’re one of Hartman Arboretum’s most common and lovely butterflies.