Butterfly Garden


The Catahoula Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden was started in 1995 as a project between the US Forest Service and Gardeners for Wildlife, a not-for-profit group of active local residents committed to environmental volunteerism. The goal of the project was to create a watchable wildlife recreation opportunity emphasizing education and appreciation of nature. The garden attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other plant-loving insects in an interpreted setting that is inviting to the general public.

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Closest Towns: Alexandria

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Directions: From Alexandria, drive north on U.S. Hwy 167 to Bentley, Louisiana. At the intersection of U.S. Hwy 167 and Louisiana Hwy 8 turn right (east) and travel 3 miles to the Catahoula Ranger District Office on the right (south). Turn right on FR 145 and the Catahoula Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden is on the right. Visitors may park at the District Office and walk across to the garden if they wish.

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