Wednesday, June 6, 2018  |  Sunday, July 15, 2018  |  Monday,
August 20, 2018

All walks begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

Limit 20 participants

Scutellaria integrifolia (Hyssop Skullcap)
Photo Credit: Betty Truax, Jefferson Chapter, VNPS

Join Master Naturalist and Tree Steward Nancy Weiss to learn about the great variety of butterflies we have here in Central Virginia. This instructional walk will be a circuit around the planned botanical garden site on a flat trail. Plan to observe both common butterflies like the Eastern Swallowtail and more unusual species.

ABOUT: Nancy started learning about butterflies by photographing them in her own yard and has seen more than 60 different species in Albemarle County. She leads the North American Butterfly Association survey here every July.


REGISTRATION: contact Joan Swanberg at or 434-566-2423

LOCATION: Walkers will assemble at the Melbourne Road entrance to the garden, near the intersection with the John W. Warner Parkway and across the street from Charlottesville High School’s stadium. 


  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring binoculars, bug spray, and  enthusiasm
  • All ages are welcome
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Featured Image: Spicebush Swallowtail visiting Lindera benzoin (Spicebush). Photo Credit: Betty Truax, Jefferson Chapter, VNPS