SEASON 31 | MARCH 2019


Join us in a day of frivolity as we replenish our Nationally Certified Butterfly Sanctuary at The Butterfly Bar @The VORTEX. Over the past nine years, after the harshness of winter has passed, we have actively cultivated butterfly vines, fed the caterpillars, and watched them emerge from their chrysalises as butterflies of many varieties. Celebrate with neighbors and friends of The VORTEX with a day of art, planting, live music, and renewal of the Earth. Bring a butterfly vine to plant. Mother Earth will be in attendance to help restore the garden and welcome the new additions.

Live Music will accompany our planting. Kids will love the Petting Zoo. Dance, art projects, and sculpture will provide hands-on opportunities for people to create their own butterfly inspired art works. The Butterfly Bar will be serving special Garden inspired cocktails in addition to our regular menu, including a delicious twist on the mimosa called The Butterfly. Hoola hooping and gardening!

Thanks for helping us make The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX a great community spot that butterflies and their human friends can enjoy!

Donations of butterfly-friendly plants are much appreciated. The following native plants would be great additions to the sanctuary:

Milkweed, Milkweed, Milkweed (the Monarchs like it best!!), Passion Vine, Coral Honey Suckle, Alamo Vine, Flame Acanthus, Trumpet Vine, Cross Vine, Spicebush, Spineless Cacti (Texas variety), Lantana, Shrimp plant, Pipevine, Marigold, Sunflower, Verbena, Thistle, Frogfruitm Fire Bush, Gregg's Mistflower, Bottlebrush, Bluebonnet, Indian Paintbrush/Blanket, Salvia, Yarrow, Zinnia, Roses, Goldenrod, False Indigo, Snap Dragon, Vitex

Big bags of potting soil, mulch, and compost, gardening tools and gloves also welcome.

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Funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, Bloomberg Philanthropies, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.