If you have an animal or nature lover in your family, you have to check out this FREE event at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve!
This event is open to the community and helps support local pet rescue organizations. Creasey Mahan is dog-friendly, so as usual, bring your furry friend along with your family! While you are there, enter your dog in one of the many different categories in the Mutt Strut competition. This fun and friendly competition has categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Costumed Dog," and "Cutest Puppy." Even if you're not in the Mutt Strut, it is so fun to watch and cheer for your favorite pup!
Along with the Pet part to the day, there is also the Butterfly part! Surround yourself with butterflies when you walk inside Creasey Mahan's catch and release butterfly tent. Kids and adults love this tent! Volunteers assist the children in properly handling the butterflies and tell interesting facts about them. New for 2016, is the Idlewild Butterfly Farm Tent. There is an entry fee of $5 for this tent. We're sure it's super cool, too.
Learn more about butterflies inside the air-conditioned Nature Center or grab a butterfly net and have a go at catching (and releasing) the many butterflies around the nature preserve.
There are several booths set up at the event, many geared toward our pet friends. You can also meet adorable cats and dogs looking for homes. Food, sweet treats, inflatables, crafts and face painting are also available. Also, new for 2016 is a dog agility show!
The day is filled with cuteness and discovery. It's a great way to bring your entire family (furry members and all) outside to a great Oldham County gem. Check out "Woofstock" Pet Day & Butterfly Day at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve!