Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center is a 5 acre slice of the Hocking Hills being developed as a habitat for the butterflies of south eastern Ohio. I met the folks who are developing this project during while working on the event at the container garden at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
I had an opportunity to tour the grounds this past week and it looks like it will become a nice asset to our county. The developing grounds will be 5 acres of trails that wind through planted habitat of native butterfly pollinator and forage species as well as wooded mature hardwood forest.
A nature/educational center is almost complete to allow meeting space and educational programming.
I am looking forward to their completion and opening, targeting July of 2017. We will be partnering together for some educational programming on butterfly and pollinator topics.