The Neighborhood Garden Club’s opening program this year centered on butterflies. Parker Buttner, a representative from Riverbottom Butterflies, came and spoke about their life cycles and the problems that the butterflies, and the Monarch in particular, have been facing. He also spoke about the symbolism of the butterfly. Following Parker’s presentation, we went outside and released a number of butterflies: Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Red Emperors. Some of the butterflies released were in memory of garden club members who had passed away in the last two years. The activity was enjoyed by all, young and old.