Monarch Appreciation Day at Zilker Botanical Garden


Head to Zilker Botanical Garden for a family-friendly, educational, and fun-filled event to celebrate monarch butterflies and other pollinators 
on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Monarch Appreciation Day will be free with admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($0-3). 


Learn about bees, monarchs, organic gardening, and gardening for wildlife and pollinators at lectures scheduled from 10-2 in the Garden Center auditorium. Take the kids to meet and greet caterpillars, butterflies, and moths, see a display bee hive and build a bee house, make wildflower seed balls, butterfly wings, create a butterfly mural, and get their faces painted! Join a guided tour of the Blachly Butterfly Trail & Garden, and visit information tables to learn about gardening for butterflies, bees, and wildlife. Take a photo with Austin Bike Zoo’s 13-foot monarch butterfly bike! 

Children’s Activities:
On the green lawn next to the Garden Center 

  • Capital Area Master Naturalists (CAMN) – Wildflower Seed Balls
  • Native Plant Society of Texas – Find the Animal
  • Austin Butterfly Forum – Butterfly table/tents – meet and greet caterpillars, butterflies, etc.
  • Zilker Garden Club – Butterfly tent
  • Austin Beekeepers – Bee hive display
  • PARD – build a Bee House and create Butterfly Mural
  • Zilker Docents – Butterfly wings and face painting
Schedule of Presentations:

  • 10 a.m. – The Natural Gardener
  • 11 a.m. – Austin Bees
  • 1 p.m. – Monarch Waystations
  • 2 p.m. – Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens and Wildlife Program

All Day Events:

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Pollinator plant sale benefiting Monarch Watch and the Xerces Society
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Information booths, children’s activities, butterfly tent and bee display hive!
  • 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. – Guided walks through the Blachly Butterfly Trail
For more information, visit the Zilker Botanical Garden website, the City of Austin website or the Facebook event page.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

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