Karnataka Forest Department and Bengaluru Butterfly Club jointly organise an annual butterfly festival. The fourth edition was held in November 2020. The festival involves art activities for children, expert talks, butterfly walks, photography competition etc. The festival focuses on enhancing awareness about butterflies amongst general public.

“As part of the Butterfly Festival’s virtual lineup, which begins November 7, are a series of photo exhibitions, some talks and discussions on butterflies, a photo contest, a quiz and a crossword. Experts are of the opinion that instead of gathering at a place to physically see the butterflies, it is a good idea to have the festival move online this year, so as to keep people safe while also allowing them to share their own findings and get to know about some new species of butterflies…” The Indian Express – 7th november 2020