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

Join Our Team

Marketing Internship

Gain experience, and apply your skills toward a growing startup. This work is fully remote, includes a monthly stipend and a scholarship, and offers flexible work hours based around your coursework. Applicants should be enrolled or recently graduated from a major in Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.

Please review the full Job Announcement for details on benefits and qualifications, then click below to apply.

Outdoor Guide(s)

Lead others to EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY outdoors. Gain training and develop current skills through a series of in-house courses and group organized workshops. Upon completion and or assessment of certain eligibility requirements, applicants will be able to assist current guides and/or lead experiences in their region of Alabama. This is contract based work, and applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of previous outdoor guide experience.

Please review the full Job Announcement for details on benefits and qualifications, then click below to apply.

Women Outdoors — Rappelling Adventure

Get ready for a thrilling adventure, supported by a community of Women Outdoors!

Sign Up for Adventure

GAIN CONFIDENCE, BUILD FRIENDSHIPS, and HAVE FUN!!! Join the Women Outdoors group for a thrilling adventure as we explore and rappel. Your guides from Butterfly Outdoors and our partners at Alpha Expeditions will ensure the safety of participants while fostering a fun and welcoming environment for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.

We will meet Sunday March 28, 2021 from 9:00AM — 3:00PM (CST). The event will take place in Vinemont, AL. Additional meeting details provided after registration.

This event is open to women 18 years and older.


Email ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com using subject ”Rappelling Adventure.” Provide your first and last name, date of birth, and planned method of payment (see “Pay Here” button for options). We will reply to confirm your spot within 24 hours, then you can process your payment below.

COST: $50/person (Scholarships available)