Butterfly release spotlights garden at Mount Dora library

Nature lovers can enjoy a unique experience when they take the opportunity to watch butterflies released into a beautiful garden environment.

The W.T. Bland Public Library invites the public to celebrate springtime during the sixth annual butterfly release at 11am Saturday, May 5, in the library’s newly renovated Nunan Butterfly Garden. The library is at 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora. All ages are welcome to attend and no registration is required. Overflow parking is available at the Church of Christ, one block south, a news release states.

The schedule of events includes:
11am – All About Butterflies, a program for adults with refreshments in the Community Room.
11:30am – Dulcimer Society of Mount Dora performance in the garden.
11:45am – Butterfly release in the Nunan Butterfly Garden.
Noon – Children’s crafts and treats in the Children’s Program Room.

The garden, created by landscape architect Stuart Bussian and named for longtime library volunteers Ruth and Richard Nunan, features nectar plants that are attractive to wildlife, according to the city website.

The Mount Dora Library Association made donations to help build the garden, which includes the Lunsford Learning Pavilion (named for Lillian Lunsford’s family), sidewalks, fences, benches, a water fountain, arbors, new irrigation, and a color wheel of flowering plants, the website states.

This event is sponsored by both the Friends of the Library and the Mount Dora Library Association. For more information, call the library at 352.735.7180, ext. 5.