Canceled: Butterfly Blossom Hike

3/21/2020 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

Out of caution, park and site events and programs are suspended until further notice. Missouri State Parks is closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its effect in Missouri. We’re sorry for any inconvenience; however, your safety is our top priority.


Join park staff in the search for zebra swallowtail butterflies and paw paw tree blossoms in preparation for this year’s fall paw paw fruit contest, which will conclude on Sept. 26.


Learn how and where to look for paw paw trees. These trees produce a fruit that is loved by wildlife and is recognized as the official state fruit of Missouri. The zebra swallowtail uses the paw paw as its host plant.


Meet at the Savanna/Natural Tunnel Trailhead just past the cabins at the Spring Head.


Hike Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


26250 Hwy 64A, Lebanon, MO | (417) 532-4338

Associated activities

  • Hiking