Photo Gallery: Wings in the Park in the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tudek Park

Date: August 2, 2017

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and other organizations sponsored Wings in the Park on Saturday, July 22, at Tom Tudek Memorial Park and the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden. 

Participants were invited to come dressed as their favorite pollinator for the Pollinator Parade that kicked off this annual celebration of pollinators.

The event also featured a Pollinator Puppet Theater, Habitat Storytellers, a Discovery Garden Tour children's activity, and a chance to help the garden grow by planting a pollinator friendly native plant in the butterfly garden.

The Master Gardeners have expanded and added new demonstration gardens, including a new Backyard Bird Habitat Demo Garden.  This year, Penn State Master Gardeners were joined by several additional event partners.

View Photo Gallery of this year's Wings in the Park

Visit the Wings in the Park website

Read our story about the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden and the annual Wings in the Park celebration, as well as view our photo gallery archive.

Learn more about the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tom Tudek Memorial Park
400 Herman Drive, State College

  • Take a walk around the three-acre butterfly garden at Tom Tudek Memorial Park for a 360-degree view of brilliant color.
  • This diverse ecosystem faces the horse pasture at Tudek Park.
  • The garden features more than 30 resident species of butterflies and 100 species of native plants that serve as hosts for caterpillars and provide nectar for adult butterflies.
  • Its demonstration gardens showcase pollinator-friendly gardening practices.
  • Created in partnership with the Tudek Trust, Ferguson Township, and Centre Region Parks and Recreation, its partners have been working with Dr. Snetsinger since 2007 to develop and maintain this habitat as an educational resource for the community.

This butterfly garden changes every day, so visit often and enjoy.

Visit the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden website.

Hundreds of volunteers assist in the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tom Tudek Memorial Park each year.

If you would like to join its community steward team and be alerted to Snetsinger Butterfly Gardening activities, contact Master Gardener Pam Ford at its website. In addition to becoming active stewards of the environment, you will have the opportunity to explore, discover, and learn, assisted by its team of Penn State Extension Master Gardeners.

A few hours of care for this Tudek Park gem is a wonderful way to give back to the garden that has brought years of joy.  

See you in the meadow!

View a description of the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden habitat management plan