Blooms & Butterflies

24Mar2019Celebrate the return of the butterflies to our area!

ECEC’s butterfly gardens and native plant park are the backdrop for this annual celebration. There’s something for everyone, including craft vendors, live music, and more! Take a tour of historic Fort Umpqua and learn about the life cycle of native butterflies in the ECEC flight room. Enjoy lunch on the patio or fresh baked goods and coffee drinks in the Outpost Cafe. Stroll through the gardens and find garden-themed gifts and plants for your own backyard habitat in our Gift Shop and Native Plant Nursery.

Doors open at 9 AM and the festivities start with the scenic 5K Butterfly Run / Walk and free Kid’s Fun Run. Vendor booths open at 10 AM.

2018 Schedule of Activities:

  • 8:15 AM – 5K Butterfly Run Check-In Opens (on-site registrations available)
  • 9:15 AM – Free Kids’ Fun Run
  • 9:30 AM – 5K Butterfly Run Starts
  • 10 AM – Vendor Booths Open
  • 11 AM – Butterfly Run Awards Ceremony & Prizes
  • 11:30 AM-1:30 PM – Lunch at the Greenhouse Patio (while supplies last)
  • 12 PM – Monarch Village Dedication
  • 12:15-1:30 PM – Live Music by Decor’mm
  • 1:30 PM – Eugene Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach, Yaakov Levine, Presents “Make Your Next Plate Great” (Greenhouse Patio)
  • 2-3 PM – Live Music by Decor’mm
  • 4 PM – Vendor Booths Close

All Day Activities:

  • Butterfly Flight Room Tours
  • Fort Umpqua Tours
  • Roseburg’s Timberland Corvette Club Show
  • Mountain Man Encampment
  • Elkton Spinners at the Fort
  • Art Show in the Library
  • Children’s Birdhouse Building (while supplies last)
  • Gift Shop
  • Outpost Cafe

Event is sponsored by the Northwest Health Foundation

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