The 15th annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival was held on June 7 and 8, 2014, in the Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road Roswell, Georgia. Attendees were able to take in “fluttering flowers” in a walk-through exhibit filled with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.
- Butterfly Crafts and Face Painting – Crafts for adults and kids, who can also get their faces painted with beautiful butterflies and creepy caterpillars!
- Butterfly Sidewalk Art – Butterflies provide the perfect inspiration for our on-going art project. Create a “butterfly path” from the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion all the way to the “fairy village!”
- Fairy House Construction – Fairies are among us. Visitors were able to build a fairy house or gnome home during the Butterfly Festival. Fairy houses and gnome homes are made from nature objects for real and imaginary creatures.
- Butterfly and Caterpillar Costume Parade – People were able to join in on a butterfly parade at the end of festival each day with grand marshal Ms. Chrysalis!
- Kathy Walton of Steel Arts– Recycled steel whimsical yard art and sculptures!
- Mary’s Garden Cottages– Butterfly puddlers, fairy and woodland cottages, toad houses, small planters & more!
- The Eclectic Oddyssey + HAS Design– Eclectic environmentally friendly arts and crafts. Butterfly and insect jewelry, candles, coasters, tutus and so much more! Items are recycled, reused, all natural and/or humanely obtained.
- Sweet Brown Sludge – Hair and skin care products that are hand made from all natural ingredients like aloe vera, brown sugar, marshmallow root and slippery elm extracts.
- Handcrafted in Georgia – Walking sticks, butterfly wind chimes, dream catchers and handcrafted jewelry.
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area – Visitors could learn about the various butterflies found along the Chattahoochee River, how they are related, and about their life cycle! Take a Butterfly Checklist with you and start keeping a life list of the different species in the river’s corridor.
- Webbington’s LLC – All Natural, low sugar, jams, jellies and preserves using raw honey and sugar for sweetness.
Photo credit: Jonathon Phillips.