Interlochen’s Sustainability & Nature Lecture and Cooking Series-Exploring the World of Butterflies

  • Dates: June 28, 2023
  • Location: Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy
  • Interlochen, MI 49643
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Sustainability & Nature Lectures are $20, while our food-based programs require a $40 registration fee. All events in this series require preregistration.

All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.

  • About


    Exploring the World of Butterflies

    Explore the fascinating world of butterflies and gain a solid understanding of these beautiful creatures and the important role they play in our world. You will learn about some of the common butterflies of the region, in addition to tips on finding, capturing, handling, identifying and photographing adult butterflies. The class also teaches techniques for making and storing a butterfly collection. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a gardener, or simply curious about the world around you, this class is a great introduction to the basics of butterflies.                

    About the Presenter:                
    Dr. Duke Elsner is a local renown entomologist and bee and butterfly expert. While retired from teaching, he still can be found working on local programs through the Michigan State University Extension Office in the Grand Traverse Region.