2019 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly


Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music and games as well as crafts and more! We love having local vendors sell their crafts and goods!  This year, for our 15th anniversary, we are highlighting the role that Tree Hill Nature Center plays in promoting local and sustainable foods. Tree Hill Nature Center is home to chickens, goats and many species of pollinators. Eggs from the chickens are used to feed our other animals, such as our opossum, Little Bit, but are also donated to Arlington Community Services' food pantry through the Arlington Community Garden. The goats and chickens provide compost for our plants around the property and in the community garden. Did you know you can come to Tree Hill anytime and pick up our finished compost for your own garden?  The community garden was established in 2010 and has provided over 3,000 pounds of fresh food to the food pantry. We have begun the expansion of our goat habitat and have plans to expand the chicken pens to allow for more residents and more exhibits. Tree Hill Nature Center serves as a model for hobby farm enthusiasts and is excited to be expanding on that work

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  • 7152 Lone Star Rd.
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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