Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival 2020

Girl with butterfly ears

Rescheduled for 2021

7152 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
tel. 904-724-4646

Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music and games as well as crafts and more! We love having local vendors sell their crafts and goods!

Tree Hill Nature Center is home to chickens, goats and many species of native animals. Our chicken's eggs originate from a Free-Range environment and are used to feed our other animals, such as our opossum. They are also donated to Arlington Community Services' food pantry through the Arlington Community Garden. Our eggs are also available to the public for a suggested donation of three dollars per carton.

The goats and chickens provide compost for our plants around the property and in the community garden. Did you know you can come to Tree Hill anytime and pick up our finished compost for your own garden?  The community garden was established in 2010 and has provided over 3,000 pounds of fresh food to the food pantry. We have expanded our goat habitat and he chicken pens to allow for more residents and more exhibits. Tree Hill Nature Center serves as a model for hobby farm enthusiasts and we are excited to be expanding on that work. 

Butterfly festival kids

Are you interested in helping with the Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival? 

Sponsor Opportunites

Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural spaces.  It's through our sponsors' donations that we are able to offer these opportunites to children that might otherwise not come into contact with nature and environmental awareness.  Your donation supports the Tree Hill mission to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial stewardship.  Tree Hill is a nonprofit charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Vendor Booth Opportunities

Are you a business or non-profit who wants to make the public aware of your products or services? We have a limited number of booths available. Get one while they last.

Parking Information for the Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival

A shuttle van will run from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

Parking is off campus at these locations:

Parkwood Baptist Church

7900 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Arlington Park Cemetary

6920 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211

St. Andrews Episcopal

7801 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Butterfly festival girl with hat