DOVER -- The Norma Johnson Center will once again be hosting a butterfly exhibit open to the public for free starting July 16 and going through July 26.
Through the sponsorship of the O'Donnell Family Charitable Foundation the exhibit will be open for eleven days this year. The exhibit will be held under the Picnic Shelter located on Conservation Drive off Old Route 39 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Fran LeMaster's traveling butterfly exhibit by "All A Flutter" has been a huge hit at the Center for the last couple of years. This free exhibit allows visitors to step inside the enclosure and view several native Ohio butterflies up close and personal. Chrysalis will also be on display and hatching throughout the week inside the exhibit. Free crafts will also be offered by the Norma Johnson Center and the Tuscarawas County SWCD staff. For a fee visitors can purchase certain crafts, monarch chrysalis and food throughout the week. Donations will be accepted to support the NJC mission of promoting the conservation and preservation of natural resources through education, community outreach and personal experience. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Norma Johnson Center is located on SR 39, three miles west of I-77 Dover Exit 83 and six miles east of Sugarcreek. The exhibit will be held on Conservation Drive off of Old SR 39. Inquiries about the exhibit can be made by calling the Norma Johnson Center office located with Tuscarawas SWCD at 330-339-7976.