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Castle Hill Butterfly Encounter

July 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 26, 2023

Imagine talking to a butterfly….What would you ask? What stories could they tell?


Just in time for National Pollinator week, here comes a wonderful new outdoor program for children and adults in the gardens of the Crane Estate on Castle Hill.

It’s the totally interactive Butterfly Encounter!


A friendly giant monarch butterfly puppet will welcome you into all the adventures of butterfly-life:

Growing up in the milkweed patch…

Morphing from a caterpillar…

And making an incredible journey across continents!


Young children will delight in the wonder of garden animals…

Older children and adults will discover how pollinators shape the whole eco-system…

And the hearts of everyone, young and old, will open to this amazing migrating garden helper!


Your 45-minute Butterfly Encounter will happen in the beautiful Rose (or Italian) Garden adjacent to the Great House.

Get ready to meet the 4-foot-long caterpillar munching its way across the gardens … before transforming into a grand and glorious monarch butterfly — with a 5-foot wingspan!


These fascinating butterfly and caterpillar puppets were created for the Trustees by master puppeteer and actor Lucas Milliken of Jamaica Plain.

See you at the Butterfly Encounter!


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July 1, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Castle Hill at the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
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