Butterfly festival set for its flight

August 11, 2012 by  

The Monarch Madness Festival will take place at the Bear Branch Nature Center on September 9 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This is a free event.

Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico twice each year, in fall and in spring. It is a long and perilous journey for these insects, which never fails to interest everyone who hears about it. The festival should answer any questions people have about the Monarch butterfly and their migrations. Featuring guest speakers talking about the butterflies, native gardening, and pest management, there will also be guided walks of the Nature Center, nature-related crafts to create, games, face painting, butterfly stories for children, butterfly items for sale, food and beverages, and butterfly-related souvenirs.

No doubt organizers of the festival will be working with Westminster area printing companies to prepare. One can assume that they will wish to supply informative literature about the Monarch butterfly to those who attend in the form of either flyers, brochures, or booklets. Flyers and brochures are very reasonably priced and are much appreciated by those who wish to learn more about a specific subject, especially since they are light and easy to put in a pocket.

Bear Branch Nature Center holds a couple of summer camps and provides nature education programs to adults and children. In addition, they provide a library, bird observation room, planetarium, and a gift shop. Admission is always free and the center is open from Wednesday through Sunday, making it an interesting and informative place to visit.