Nature in the Park Photo Contest
Entries must be received by June 30 at the Botanical Center gift shop, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield. Winners will be announced at the Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival, July 21, 2012. Photos must be taken in the confines of Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, including the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Over $500 in cash and prizes. Presented by Southwest Missouri Camera Club in Partnership with Friends of the Garden. For complete details and rules click here> http://swmocameraclub.org/
New Close Memorial Park Mosaic Photo Gallery
by Mark Schiefelbein, News-Leader
Christine Schilling of MosaicaRose Studio balances on a plank as she spreads concrete over her newly-laid mosaic at Close Memorial Park on Friday morning, June 9th. Schilling and workers from Tidwell Concrete installed a 20-foot circular mosaic at the park which she designed.
It is located near the lower parking lot near the entrance to Close Memorial Park’s access to South Creek Greenway. Stop by this weekend and view the completed mosaic.
Photographs in the gallery, here> http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=DO&Date=20120609&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=306090038&Ref=PH&Item=0
Bill Roston Native Butterfly House New Viewing Hours
SPECIAL HOURS: Visit the Bill Roston Native Butterfly House where there are now very special hours thanks to Julia, an intern volunteer. In addition to the regular hours of operation you can now visit the Butterfly House, Monday-Friday, 9am to 2pm until July 20th (except for June 27-July 2). This is a great place to bring the kids (of all ages) with a picnic lunch. Springfield Botanical Garden, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, 417.891.1515.
REGULAR HOURS: The Bill Roston Native Butterfly House, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, is open to the public weekends, 10 am – 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. Plus Monday – Wednesday evenings 5 pm until dusk. Questions call 417.891.1515