Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

11929 Beech St NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601

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June 10 - September 15, 2019

Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm & Sunday 12-5 pm

About the Butterfly House

  • Observe 21 species of native Ohio butterflies, skippers & moths

  • Hand-feed butterflies using a sugar water mixture (Tip: Try to get a butterfly to stay on your nose!)

  • Learn about more than 60 species of nectar and host plants that support these pollinators

  • Discover butterflies in every stage of their life cycle

  • Learn how to correctly identify the different species and distinguish male from female

  • Benches inside the facility allow visitors to sit, relax and enjoy - Explore at your own pace!

  • The brick walkways inside the facility can easily accommodate strollers, walkers and wheelchairs

Please note: For groups of 10 or more, please make a group reservation here.

Creation of the Butterfly House was funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Works. For more information about ODNR, visit

Annual Butterfly Release

Join us as we release all our native Ohio butterflies so they can contribute to the local environment. General admission applies to release day.

  • Participants can observe and assist with tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies

  • The Director of the Butterfly House, Jim Nero, will share information about the Monarch Watch conservation initiative.

  • Learn all about the Monarch migration and the research underway to better understand this amazing creature

2019 release date is Sunday, September 15 from 12-5 pm. For more information, visit our Butterfly Release Celebration page. For updates, like us on Facebook and sign up for emails.

A young visitor assists with the monarch tagging process.