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Join an Event!
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From butterfly walks to butterfly-spotting contests to butterfly photography and art, all of our events are open to everyone, so invite your friends and bring your whole family!
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To hear about our family-friendly events:
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But Don't Wait for Us!
Feel free to go immerse yourself in nature in our public Butterfly Hotspots any time you need to get away from life for a while. Grab a friend, some family, your camera, or nothing at all and take time to experience the beauty and notice the wildlife that lives amongst us because of our Hotspots.
To explore and learn on your own:
  • Visit our Butterfly Hotspots (find them all, including directions, on our Projects page)
  • Download our FREE Butterfly Guide
  • Learn how to add your observations to iNaturalist by watching this video and downloading the app
  • Use Quizlet to test your knowledge & refresh your ID skills
UBI needs your help!
There are many ways that you can assist UBI in creating and promoting beautiful ecologically functional urban habitats full of color and biodiversity. It's time to make nature a priority; let's make a difference together!
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To help the Urban Butterfly Initiative:
  • Help establish or maintain Butterfly Hotspots (planting, weeding, etc) -- contact us for how
  • Become a Site Steward! -- contact us for more information
  • funds to support site development and environmental education
  • native pollinator plants from area plant sales (please contact us before purchasing, as we may not have spots available for unsolicited plants no matter how fantastic they are!)
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