2020 Virtual Butterfly Festival Registration Now Open

Monarch butterfly on pink milkweed plant

This Year, Celebrate the UT Arboretum Society Butterfly Festival With Us Online

Our Festival will GO LIVE ONLINE, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10 am and remain available for an extended period so you can watch all at once or take your time!

While this year’s Butterfly Festival may look a little different, we are excited to present incredible lectures from our specialists, fantastic art, and a virtual butterfly release sure to bring a smile to your face.

Our Speakers for the 2020 Virtual Butterfly Festival:

Kris Light, Oak Ridge environmental educator – The Magnificent Migration of the Monarch Butterflies to Mexico!”
Stephen Lyn Bales, East Tennessee Naturalist –  “The Miracle of Metamorphosis”
Register below. The first 100 people to register will receive a
small free gift via mail.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE VIRTUAL BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL https://forestry.tennessee.edu/butterfly-festival-registration/

We have three incredible local artists this year who are donating a percentage of their sales to the UT Arboretum Society. View prices and information below on how to purchase or  on the Butterfly Festival web page. Craft pickup will be at the UT Arboretum on September 18 and September 19 and information on signing up for a pickup time will be sent after ordering.

Monarch Shadowbox by Stephen Lyn Bales

Stephen Lyn Bales – Monarch Shadowbox

Shadowbox measuring 9″ high x 11″ wide with Monarch or Tiger Swallowtail hand-colored drawing by the artist.

$30 for one shadowbox or $55 for both.

20 of each shadowbox available.

To order, contact stephenlynbales@gmail.com
Checks accepted. Pickup information will be emailed after ordering.

tiger swallowtail artwork
Tiger Swallowtail Shadowbox by Stephen Lyn Bales
Red concrete leaf butterfly puddler art work
Butterfly Puddler without gravel by Kathy Fahey

Kathy Fahey
Concrete leaf print butterfly puddler with bag of river sand or river pebbles
$10 , 100 available in assorted colors
To order contact kvfahey@comcast.net
Checks accepted. Pick up information will be sent after ordering.

necklace and butterfly shaped earrings
Jewelry by Kris Harris Light

Kris Light
Copper and brass handmade jewelry
Large dragonfly copper pendant with jasper beads – $30
Small dragonfly pendant with glass beads – $25
Butterfly earrings with sterling silver posts – $25

To order contact klight10@gmail.com
Checks accepted. Pickup information will be emailed upon ordering.


Migrating Monarch Level

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