Welcome to Butterfly Outdoors

Welcome to Butterfly Outdoors

Covid-19 Special Note: On June 1, 2020 we began coordinating service opportunities with special precautions in place such as smaller group sizes, face mask recommendations, and personal health guidelines for each face to face meeting.  Due to safety concerns many of our normal services are still suspended or will be provided online instead.  Throughout the pandemic, we will continue to monitor and adjust group sizes and service options with health and safety as our top priority.  

Butterfly Outdoors is a nature-based education company located in Huntsville, Alabama.  We serve the greater north Alabama area and can travel throughout the state to provide services for private groups or individuals.  We strive to help women, families, and all outdoor enthusiasts to EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY outdoors.  We believe everyone deserves opportunities for hands on experiences in nature, so whether your goal is teaching your kids about local wildlife or taking a multi-day backpacking trip with friends we have you covered.


If you’re searching for community during an age of social-distance we may have a group for you on Facebook, and we’ll be hosting events and activities as soon as we can safely provide them.

Women Outdoors – Facebook group for women seeking community outdoors. To learn more about the Women Outdoors community click here.

Wander Tots – Facebook group for families with children 0-3 years hoping to foster a love of nature in their child.

Young Naturalists – Facebook group for families with children 4-12 years old searching for opportunities to learn outdoors and/or about the natural world.

If you don’t see your niche, don’t worry… we offer custom services to groups and individuals, such as: badge assistance for scout troops, nature programs for youth groups and homeschool co-ops, corporate team-building activities, birthday parties, family reunions, and more.  Check out Butterfly Outdoors on Facebook.

Please feel free to contact us at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com to start planning your next adventure or with any questions about our services.  In the meantime, explore the site to learn about our mission, meet the team, and get to know our partners in conservation.


Message from our founder:  “I created Butterfly Outdoors to share my passion for nature with others.  I want to teach people the names of trees and how to start a fire without matches, but mainly I just want to make sure everyone finds the tools they need to get outdoors.  The woods can be intimidating, and I’d like to offer my students a chance to step outside their comfort zones without feeling alone.  Once they reach that place most realize the woods (or nature in general) is where we most belong, and it transforms from a place we are unsure of to a place we need.  I invite you to join me in this journey, and find your place outdoors.” 

-Kate Gribbin, Butterfly Outdoors Founder and Lead Naturalist

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