Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum recently hosted hosted a series of butterfly releases as part of its community education program.
The event was designed to teach about the importance of butterflies in the environment as well as provide a symbolic remembrance for those who have lost loved ones.
“Butterflies are such an important part of our ecosystem. They help pollinate plants and simply make people happy,” said Fred Hoffmann, grounds supervisor at the Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum. “We hope all our Pinelawn families enjoyed the butterflies and were able to take a moment to celebrate their loved ones surrounded in the beauty of our grounds.”
More than 100 people gathered for the interactive session. Individuals, couples, children, and grandchildren were able to create a butterfly craft and release Painted Lady butterflies among the park’s colorful, peaceful gardens.
These educational events are free of charge and open to the public. Click here to see the full 2021 calendar of events.
Photos by Justine Chen/Justiny Photography