Butterfly Report — December 2021

Year end events, meet new team members, and 1St Day Hike

Thanks for a wonderful 2021! Things are still a little different, but we’ve enjoyed finding a new normal with y’all outdoors. We’re excited for all the changes and growth this year has delivered, and we have two new team members for you to meet this month. In the New Year, the team will continue to grow and you can join us January 1st at Monte Sano State Park for a First Day Hike. We can’t wait to share a whole new year with you soon!


🦋 December 10th — Winter Adventure & Toy Drive, a Wander Tots session ($15/household, Please bring a toy to donate)

🦋 December 19th — Mindfulness Hike, special event ages 12+ ($18/person, family discounts available)

🦋 December 14th — Women Outdoors, Hiking 101 ($7/person, virtual seminar)


Click below to find all the details on these and other upcoming events, then sign up for your next adventure today!


Team Member Highlight
Emily Alman, Outdoor Guide

Emily is passionate about wonder, wholeness and authentic connection. Emily loves the invitation that nature offers to believe in (among other things) abundance, reciprocity and the power of diversity. Emily has been known to hug the “best” tree on the trail, come home with a camera roll full of fall foliage, and occasionally take her boots off to hike barefoot in the woods. Emily is one of the lead educators at Little Mountain Forest School and a 200-hour trained yoga teacher. 


Butterfly Outdoors is excited to welcome another wonderful member to our team, and hope you can join Emily on trail for a Mindfulness Hike December 19th!

Photos and profiles of all our new team members will be available on our website soon!


First Day Hike

We’d love to have you join us as we kick off the New Year with a First Day Hike at Monte Sano State Park. Butterfly Outdoors is co-hosting this year’s event with Monte Sano State Park, and we are excited to begin 2022 with such a special event!

Normal park entrance fees apply, but there is no additional cost for this guided hike. Learn more about this nationwide event here, and click the button below to get the details you need to join our local hike.


Support a local nonprofit this Giving Tuesday

Butterfly Outdoors is working to make the outdoors more welcoming to all users, but we need your help. Please join us by taking this “Giving Tuesday” to donate to local organizations such as Black Kids Adventure, Inc.


Thanks for Your Support

Butterfly Report — November 2021

Upcoming Events, Team Member Highlight, and Partner Programs

This fall has already brought so much adventure, and we are gearing up for more excitement! I’ve had the opportunity to lead women, families, and co-ed groups on hikes and outdoor learning. Thankfully, there is more coming soon…


🦋 November 6th — Walls of Jericho Day Hike ($35/person, co-ed, ages 16+ welcome)

🦋 November 12th — Discovery Wander, a Wander Tots session ($15/household, FREE to Veteran’s Family’s)

🦋 November 19th — Learning to Layer, a Wander Tots session ($15/household)

🦋 November 21st — Women Outdoors, Discover Rock Climbing ($68/person, equipment and instruction included)


Click below to find all the details on these and other upcoming events, then sign up for your next adventure today!


Team Member Highlight
Jessica Larmon, Outdoor Guide

Jessica’s love of the outdoors and desire for adventure began at a young age. During childhood she asked her father if they could hike to Florida from their north Alabama home, and he loaded up a pack full of crackers and headed off to the woods to help inspire her curiosity of nature. She went on to earn a BS in Biology, and continued her hikes into the wildlands of Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Today she works closely with the National Speleological Society (a nonprofit focused in cave conservation), and she has taken her exploring heart to high peaks of the western US as well as into the depths of southeastern caves.


We are thrilled to have her experience, curiosity, and adventurous spirit join the Butterfly Outdoors team!

Photos and profiles of all our new team members will be available on our website soon!


Partner Programs & Upcoming Events

We’d love to have you join one of our Upcoming Events, but we also wanted to share some FREE events from our partners and friends. You may even find us leading a hike or activity at one of these upcoming programs!

Join the Land Trust of North Alabama for a guided hike, trail project, or education program, and look for Butterfly Outdoors at the Fall Education Fair. Check out all their upcoming events here.

Black Adventure Crew and Black Kids Adventure, Inc. have a lot of fun outdoor activities coming this fall! Check out the upcoming Hero Hike for Veteran’s on November 6th.


Let’s be friends

Did you know we have social groups where you can meet other women and families who love the outdoors? Check out Young Naturalists, Wander Tots and Women Outdoors and join our groups on Facebook.

Get to know us here

Barriers to the Outdoors

Butterfly Outdoors is working to make the outdoors more welcoming and accessible to all users, but we need your help. Please support us in our gear drive, contribute to our scholarship fund, and search for ways you can make the #outdoorsforall and #diversifyoutdoors. Another great way to aid this effort is joining communities like Accessible Alabama, and Outdoor Afro, and by donating to local groups such as Black Kids Adventure, Inc.


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