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Butterfly Weekend at Jesse H. Jones Park

For those with an interest in the fanciful variety of butterflies found in the area, the place to be this weekend is Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, as the park presents programs on Butterflies of Houston and Building a Butterfly Feeder, as well as a Butterfly Open House throughout the weekend.

The weekend’s lepidopteran extravaganza begins Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. as noted butterfly photographer Farrar Stockton shares his knowledge and wonderful slides with the audience during Butterflies of Houston. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the beautiful butterflies found in our area.

The topics discussed during Mr. Stockton’s talk are brought to life Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during Butterfly Open House. Visitors can view Jones Park’s butterfly nursery and see local butterflies in different stages of life, or even witness the release of some of these “flying flowers.” And Don Olhausen, Jones Park’s own version of the Moth Man, will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions.

The weekend’s events conclude Sunday at 2 p.m. with Building a Butterfly Feeder. Participants ages five and older build their very own butterfly feeder which can be decorated and taken home to entice these winged jewels into your yard. Reservations are required.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility, is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin or physical ability. For more information on the park or any of its programs, call 281-446-8588 or visit the Jones Park web site at www.cp4.hctx.net/jones.