Painted Lady Monarchs

Last Saturday, May 18, I attended a release of Painted Lady Monarchs at the Jacksonville Arboretum!

I love the place, but I didn’t know that they did yearly butterfly releases, and I’m so glad I heard about it this year.

So first, here’s a slideshow of the previous time I wandered the trails here. Some images I failed to share on this blog.

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Saturday morning however, began with a talk on butterfly conservation, a caterpillar enclosure and plant and seed giveaways. Then the children in attendance were handed folded pieces of paper, each containing a butterfly. When I say children, I mostly mean the parent’s of, so that the butterflies would be carefully handed. The papers were then unfolded in the nectar garden, and the butterflies went on their ways.

And here are my images from the day!


Have you ever been to a butterfly release or butterfly garden? One way or another, tell me about it.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Such beautiful creatures! We too have some butterfly enclosures here in Singapore but I don’t think we have a monarch. I would love to see them one day. I simply adore butterflies. :) – amor


  2. eob2 says:

    Funny * 🦋🐝🐞🐛

    Liked by 1 person

  3. eob2 says:

    Yes I have, it is beautiful sight. My home city is Chicago we have a wonderful nature museum. Full you posted this because they are doing a release today.
    They offer so many wonderful programs for children.


    1. Tourmaline . says:

      Oh that’s wonderful! I’ve visited Chicago, but I’ve never been to the nature museum. It looks great.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Prior... says:

    I have never been to a butterfly release or butterfly garden – so our post is extra enjoyable :)


    1. Tourmaline . says:

      So happy to hear that. I’d never been either!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. dawnkinster says:

    I’m wondering if this was at the Jacksonville Florida arboretum? Or some other Jacksonville?


    1. Tourmaline . says:

      Jacksonville Florida :)

      Liked by 1 person

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