Children and families set out on the search for butterflies Saturday at the Ocmulgee National Monument’s Butterfly Blitz.

Kids got the chance to make crafts, get their faces painted, and search for new fluttering friends.

The event served as a fun family activity, but also as a chance for kids to learn about science.

Park ranger Angela Bates says it not only teaches kids about butterflies, but help teach the park which species call Ocmulgee home.

“What we want people to do is come and take pictures of different species of butterflies so we know what we actually have in the park,” said Bates. “Every year we find about two to three new species and we have found one today, so we've had a great turn out today of people looking for butterflies.”