Butterfly Report — March 2021

The Magic of Spring edition

The beauties of spring are abundant even though the official start is still a few days away (March 20th, if you were wondering). On the trail I’ve been spotting new buds of young leaves and flowers waiting to burst free since late February, but in the past couple of weeks new shoots have opened and tiny wildflowers are blossoming in abundance. Spring is the perfect time to stroll along creek trails in search of breeding frogs and budding wildflowers; test your photography skills on new blooms and birds at your feeder; and get the kiddos exploring with magnifying glasses anytime you step outdoors. We are here to help you discover the magic of spring through our upcoming events, and through private hikes and workshops.

We also love hearing about your discoveries so please share them with us on social media, and leave reviews or recommendations if we’ve already helped you discover a better way to EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY outdoors.

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Coming Soon

We are still working to setup our Event Calendar and Registration tools, but we are consolidating our Upcoming Events into one location. This new feature will be available this month, so you can view events across groups and share activities with friends outside the Facebook community. We will continue to post events and have open discussions through our Facebook communities, but we want to make these opportunities more accessible to those outside of Facebook.

***Since this content will be public it may not contain as many details and information, especially related to meeting locations. This is a safety precaution since most of our activities are geared toward women and families.

Get to know Our Team

As I mentioned in last month’s Butterfly Report the unique climate of 2020 lead Butterfly Outdoors to find new focus. We developed virtual community groups, and have provided a combination of virtual and in-person events! We now serve three main groups: Women Outdoors, Wander Tots, and Young Naturalists. Again, if you haven’t found your niche in one of these groups we will continue to provide private services and co-host opportunities with our partners in conservation.

The changes of 2020 meant I needed more help, and I’d like to introduce everyone to the wonderful women who are serving their communities in making new services and opportunities to EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY possible. Without Blaire, Amy, and Venus I would not be able to provide the quality or frequency of activities now available.

Join the team

Over the coming year we also hope to recruit Regional Leaders in Women Outdoors so we can offer opportunities for hikes, paddles, and experiential education throughout Alabama. If you are interested in taking a leadership role in your community, gaining access to training and special leadership events, and getting discounts to Butterfly Outdoors host events please contact ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com.

Help us break down barriers to the outdoors

We are working to offer more opportunities to beginners, underserved communities, and essential workers. We believe time outdoors is a valuable stress reliever and hobby that should be a right, not a privilege. You can help us break down barriers such as lack of funds, lack of gear, and lack of opportunities. If you are able to support Our Mission and Our Vision to help others find their place outdoors then please consider a contribution to support scholarships, provide gear access, and offer special rejuvenation events for essential workers. Read on to learn how you can participate, or contact us to discuss how we can help break down barriers you may face.

Support Scholarships

Our scholarship program helps us provide services to underserved members of our community, and we appreciate assistance expanding this program in 2021.

***Butterfly Outdoors is an LLC not a 501(c)3.  We appreciate your support, and pledge to utilize donations toward free services and scholarships.  However, please understand your donation is not tax deductible.  PLEASE INCLUDE “DONATION” IN THE COMMENTS OR DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR FUNDS ARE PROPERLY ALLOCATED.***

Thanks for Your Support

Thanks to everyone who has supported us during these challenging times, and if you find value in our content and share in our commitment to help others EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY outdoors please consider contributing to our efforts or contacting us at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com to discover how you can get involved.

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