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Tour: A Helping Hand for Caterpillars

Accessible Event

Date & Time:

Saturday, August 19; 12 & 2 p.m.


Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)


Discovery Activities & Tours, Drop In, Family-Friendly


10 to 20 Minutes


Included with Membership, Included with General Admission

Event Description

Monarchs need milkweed but what plants do our other fluttering friends need? Explore the plants that butterfly caterpillars need with our Garden Interpreters.

Offered at 12 and 2 p.m.

Meet at the Reflecting Pools, Hendrie Park.

This special offering is in celebration of National Flight of the Monarch Day (August 19), a nationwide event to recognize the iconic Monarch butterfly.

Visiting Hendrie Park



FREE Parking is available across the street at RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W.

  • Monarch Butterfly on Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • monarch caterpillars on common milkweed
  • Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
  • monarch caterpiller on milkweed in field
  • Monarch Butterfly in Flight

More Discovery in the Gardens

Spend some time with our Garden Interpreters to discover plants in a new way. Visit our Discovery Carts, go on a guided tour, and much more!