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!