Washington Island Butterfly House Welcomes Artist/Intern

Lake Adventures Uniting Nature & Children With Hospitality, L.A.U.N.C.H., welcomes Ners Neonlumberjack as the Butterfly House intern for the first half of the 2016 summer season. Ners is an artist with painting, sculpture, and art history degrees from Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis. His signature natural object art works may be viewed at

“I’ve been into art my whole life. When I was a kid, I doodled. Others stopped and I never stopped. My goals are to make it as a practicing studio artist and, over time, I hope to further environmental awareness through my artwork. I want to raise environmental consciousness and sustainability in fine arts,” said Neonlumberjack.

Ners keeps the Butterfly House open for tours from 11 am to 2 pm each day.

“The Butterfly House is really great,” said Ners. “I love teaching. Even when I don’t know all the things about the subject, if I can inspire others to learn more than I know, the teachable moment is special.”

“Ners has faithfully mowed the Butterfly House Labyrinth on the back half-acre of the Butterfly House property,” said Valerie Fons, president of L.A.U.N.C.H., Inc. “A wonderful bonus this year is Ners’s contribution of painting the front of the 100-year-old Butterfly House.”

The Butterfly House is located at 1349 Main Road, Washington Island. Butterfly gardens are always open with a labyrinth trail carved into the east portion of the one-acre property. Exhibits inside the home are open from Memorial to Labor Day.

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