Butterfly Ambassadors Program
The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens (DABG) has begun a new volunteer program for folks who are interested in volunteering in the Garden’s new “Wings of Wonder” Butterfly House. These volunteer “Butterfly Ambassadors” will greet guests, collect admission tickets, and help answer questions about the butterflies inside the enclosure.
“Wings of Wonder” is an 1,800 Butterfly House that contains 500-600 native butterflies and is open to Garden guests from April thru October. There are only two other Butterfly Houses in the state of Alabama. “Becoming a “Butterfly Ambassador” is a great opportunity for anyone who shares a love of butterflies, the outdoors, and enjoys working with people of all ages” stated William Holman, Executive Director of DABG. “In our inaugural season, which was only 3 months long (August-October), over 6,500 visitors came to enjoy “Wings of Wonder”. We are expecting a lot more visitors in 2023” he added.
An organizational meeting will be held in Ricketts Hall on Sunday, February 12 th at 2pm for anyone who would like to learn more about becoming a “Butterfly Ambassador”. There will be no admission to the Gardens charged to attend the meeting. Please register your attendance in advance by visiting the DABG website at www.dabg.com
The Dothan Area Botanical Garden is located at 5130 Headland Ave in Dothan. The pet-friendly (must be on leash) facility is open daily 8:00am-5pm CDT seven days a week. For more information about the “Butterfly Ambassador” program, call Valerie Wise, Butterfly House Manager at the Garden office 334-793-3224