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Douglas County Travel & Tourism, Inc. (DCTT) invites tourists and guests to Explore Outside the Lines by taking the Douglas County Butterfly Trail Exploration between August 12 and August 28, 2022. Once you’ve signed up to play, you’ll find a list of gardens to visit. Take a selfie photo with the new 3-D trail sign in at least one garden. Then send your photo to Info@ExploreDouglasCountyGA.com to be entered to win a prize.

The Douglas County Butterfly Trail is registered with the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. The Douglas County Master Gardeners Extension Volunteers prepare all ten gardens for the Monarch’s impending arrival every spring. The Monarch butterfly is one of the most recognized American butterflies with its distinct orange, black, and white wings.

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Butterfly Trail Exploration Challenge

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  • No apps to download
Game Rules

1. Log on to ExploreDouglasCountyGA.com and click on the Exploration Challenge link. The Butterfly Trail Exploration Challenge runs from Friday, August 12, 2022, until Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.

2. Travel to at least ONE location on the Butterfly Trail and check-in with the game. Take a selfie photo next to Butterfly Trail sign and send it to Info@ExploreDouglasCountyGA.com. Failure to check-in and take a selfie will result in an incomplete entry.

3. Participants who check-in at one Butterfly Trail location and take a selfie next to the Butterfly Trail sign to be entered to win a prize.

4. DCTT must receive all selfie photos by Monday, August 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Please email selfies to Info@ExploreDouglasCountyGA.com.

5. DCTT will announce all winners on www.facebook.com/ExploreDouglasCountyGA on a date TBA. DCTT will also contact winners via email and phone. All winners must show a valid license to claim a prize.

6. Winners can claim their prizes, when instructed, at the Douglas County Museum of History & Art:

12431 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Douglasville, GA 30134

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated attractions for you to explore and enjoy during your visit.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply check in using your phone's built in GPS.

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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Children's Garden - Douglas County Library
The Children’s Garden at the Selman Drive Library is another stop on the Butterfly Trail. This garden is currently maintained by Master Gardener Debra Saturday. Container gardens add to the in-the-ground plants that populate the space. Butterfly weed, milkweed, and fennel are host plants...
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Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County
The garden was designed by Randy Cooper, a former City of Douglasville Arborist, in 2008. The garden contains host plants for the Monarch, the Black Swallowtail butterflies, and many nectar plants.
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Deer Lick Park
Master Gardener Karen Hubenet started the initial work on this garden. Today, Master Gardeners Laura Lieberman and Morris Ellison take care of the garden.
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Douglas County Community Garden (Behind The Help Center)
In 2001, the Douglas County Master Gardeners realized a need for butterflies and bees to help pollinate the vegetable garden. Blooming vegetables, zinnias, lantana, peanut butter shrub, and marigolds provide nectar for all butterflies.
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Douglas County Museum of History and Art
The Douglas County Museum of History & Art Butterfly Garden was created in 2017. This garden contains lantana, abelia, coneflowers, Black-eyed Susans, Mexican petunia, hibiscus, and butterfly bush.
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Extension Office Butterfly Garden
The original Extension Office Pollinator Garden was designed and installed as a 4H project by Rose Livingston. In 2019 the garden was expanded by Master Gardener Pat Sendelbach and her husband, Roger. Many of the plants came from the local Master Gardener greenhouse. Coneflowers, Black-eyed Susans,...
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Freedom Island
Freedom Island is an area where people see butterflies visiting plants by the side of the road. There are several nectar plants on the island, such as Black-eyed Susans, lamb’s ear, butterfly bush, abelia, and Autumn Joy sedum.
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J. Tom Worthan Park/Mayor's Garden
The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge was signed in 2017. This location is known for attracting Monarchs. This garden contains butterfly weed and nectar plants: lantana, vitex, abelia, and Black-eyed Susans. The garden is maintained by Keep Douglasville Beautiful and Douglas County Master Gardeners.
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Tax Office Annex/Gail Woody Garden
Tax Office Annex/Gail Woody Garden was created in 2018. Gail Woody, a master gardener, master naturalist, and certified arborist, planted host plants for Monarchs, Gulf Fritillary, and Swallowtails. There are coneflowers, Liatris, Black-eyed Susans, bee balm, and other nectar plants. With Gail...
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Woodie Fite Senior Center
This garden was unveiled during the 2016 Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival. The garden at Woodie Fite contains Fennel, Butterfly Weed, Milkweed, Passion Vine, and other host plants for Monarchs, Swallowtails, and Gulf Fritillary Butterflies. Nectar plants are Autumn Joy Sedum, Black-eyed Susan,...
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