Butterflies Flutter at Lost River Cave

One of the most unique features of the wooded, 70-acre valley at Lost River Cave is the Charlie Miller Butterfly Habitat.

Photo courtesy of Laura Kissinger

This gem, located approximately a quarter of a mile down the Blue Hole Trails, is the only butterfly habit open on an annual basis in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Make a special trip to witness hundreds of native Kentucky butterflies flutter around you as they land on specially selected vegetation.

During the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the habitat is open everyday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at no charge for guests.

On Sunday, June 27th, the annual butterfly celebration will take place! From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. children will be able to release their very own butterfly into the habitat. Other activities include face painting, a butterfly talk, and the ability to walk around and enjoy the park.

Your children will be amazed as they take a butterfly into their hands and watch it fly away. The heat from the sun and the oxygen from the air give the butterfly the lift that it needs to soar through the habitat.

Many different types of butterflies fly around the habitat everyday including, painted ladies, monarchs, black swallowtails, red admirals, morning cloaks, gulf fritallry, and giant swallowtails.

Can you find all of them?

We hope to see you this Sunday at the Butterfly Habitat at 1 p.m.!

Laura Kissinger Designs

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