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Butterflies of the Canyon

Join Friends of Government Canyon volunteers for a butterfly talk and walk. A presentation will kick off the afternoon with a discussion of native butterfly species, their needs and role in the ecosystem. The presentation will be followed by a hike to search for butterflies.  

Who is Invited

Open to ages 12 and up; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  No pets please.

Registration & Fees

Registration required for EACH participant.  Sorry, no group registrations.  Natural Area entry fees apply; stop at the Entrance Fee Booth to self-pay/register.

When & Where to Meet

Arrive by 11:45 AM.  Meet at the Pavilion just off of Parking Lot A.  Plan ahead, as the Natural Area often experiences heavy visitation and there may be wait time at the fee booth.

What to Wear & Bring

Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring at least on (1) liter of water per person. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Photography is welcome!     


Group size is limited. No pets please. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Participants must be able to walk over rocky, uneven ground.  To reduce human impact on the Natural Area, please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.


Programs are subject to cancellation.  Check conditions by calling GCSNA’s main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30AM, or by going to the GCSNA twitter feed or the Friends of Government Canyon Facebook page .

For more information about this program, email

Earlier Event: May 11
Hike the Canyon
Later Event: May 12
Mother's Day Plant Walk