Our mission is to provide a much
needed feeding and breeding ground for butterflies, which suffer from
diminishing habitat due to human encroachment. In addition, we provide a
tranquil and enriching experience for entomologists, botanists, biologists, students or anyone
who wishes to observe, study or photograph butterflies in an open, natural
Unlike typical “staged and caged”
gardens, in which butterflies are not only artificially introduced and
contained, Arnold’s Butterfly Haven is an open-range, naturally occurring garden
in motion, to which nearly 60 species of area butterflies are naturally
This amazing ecocosm was created
entirely by volunteers! Tirelessly, they cleared and plowed the land.
Diligently, they measured and plotted the design, and ultimately, they planted
the garden with all the green and flowery things attractive to butterflies.
Likewise, they continue to perform all the ongoing maintenance. Local area
businesses also got involved, donating plants, building tools and materials.
You too can be a volunteer! We
appreciate the efforts of others. You can help; be it working in the garden,
providing garden materials, or even making a cash donation. Every bit of every
dollar goes directly to the care and development of our Wildlife Center. Come
and join us all year 'round. We are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT and 10:00
am to 5:00 pm EST.