Search for butterflies with the Douglas County Travel & Tourism’s Explore Outside the Lines Exploration Challenge. Visit the Douglas County Butterfly Trail Exploration between Aug. 12-28, and you might win a prize!

Sign up to play by visiting Once you’ve signed up, you’ll find a list of gardens to visit. Check-in at one of the Butterfly Trail locations, and take a selfie with the new 3-D trail sign. Send the photo to to be entered to win. Selfies must be received by Monday, Aug. 29 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced on Facebook. Find participation rules and more information here.

Spot Monarchs, Black Swallowtail and other butterfly species at these gardens containing butterfly weed, milkweed, fennel, zinnias, vegetables, marigolds and more. The Douglas County Butterfly Trail includes 10 gardens:

  • Children’s Garden at Douglas County Library
  • Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County
  • Deer Lick Park
  • Douglas County Community Garden
  • Douglas County Museum of History and Art
  • Extension Office Butterfly Garden
  • Freedom Island
  • J. Tom Worthan Park/Mayor’s Garden
  • Tax Office Annex/Gail Woody Garden
  • Woodie Fite Senior Center

The Douglas County Butterfly Trail is registered with the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. Each spring, the Douglas County Master Gardeners Extension Volunteers prepare the gardens for the Monarch butterfly’s impending arrival. The Monarch butterfly is one of the most recognized American butterflies, but you can find more species native to Georgia here.

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