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Welcome to the Carolina Butterfly Society website!

For 2021, several walks have been scheduled to search for early-season butterflies. We will follow all applicable COVID-19 local restrictions and CDC recommendations. Please refer to the Events Calendar for upcoming walks and any additional requirements and/or restrictions.

Your chapter coordinator should keep you appraised of the status of upcoming walks and can be contacted for additional information.

Who Are We?

Carolina Butterfly Society (aka CBS) emphasizes identifying and watching butterflies in the field and garden rather than collecting them. Every season we organize several butterflying field trips to the various biogeographic regions of the Carolinas. We offer members a quarterly newsletter and member only field trips. Local chapters may also offer special member only activities and benefits.

Members of the Society include people who are:

  • Gardeners who like to attract butterflies to their flower, herb, or vegetable gardens (aka Backyard Butterfliers)
  • Bird-watchers who have found a new focus for their enthusiasm
  • Amateur naturalists who like to learn about all aspects of the natural world
  • Photographers, artists, and crafts people who like to incorporate butterfly designs in such things as papermaking and graphic arts
  • Professional biologists who are interested in collecting data on the butterfly fauna of the Carolinas
  • Educators who teach in public schools, as well as in nature centers